Stellenrust 52 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016
“Mellow richness. Expressive and complex. Developing and beautifully balanced. ” – Christopher Waters, Canadian Judge
52 BARREL FERMENTED
TROPHY – CLASS WINNER
Stellenrust was established in 1928 and has ever since produced some of the most superb quality wines that the Stellenbosch region from South Africa can offer. It consists of about 400ha (200ha planted) of which half is stretched over the Golden Triangle area of Stellenbosch, internationally recognised for some of the best red wine soil in South Africa. The other half is situated high up in the Bottelary Hills, renowned for its cool climate and late afternoon sea breezes swooping in from Cape Town to nurture both excellent white and red wines.
Stellenrust boasts today with being one of the largest family owned wine estates in South Africa carrying through generations of winemaking skills and the legacy of our motto ‘where excellence meets winemaking’ put forward in every bottle.
A wine definitely made to be one in its class. A very rich tropical wine, intense flavours of pear-drop on the bouquet carried forward onto a caramel creamy palate of well judged oak. With the use of a section of botrytised Chenin in this wine giving it a subtle honeycomb flavour on the finish.