10 stellar South African Chenins

7. Sadie Family Wines Mev Kirsten 

A near-legendary modern South African Chenin and one of Sadie Family Wines’ prized creations. SFW has been working with grapes from Mevrou Kirsten’s decomposed granite 1ha vineyard (much of it planted in the 1920s) at the foot of Bothmaskop Mountain in Stellenbosch’s Jonkershoek Valley since 2006. It is recognised as the oldest Chenin Blanc in South Africa.

The Mev Kirsten wine is vinified slightly differently from the other Sadie whites, with an initial carbonic maceration, and conventional fermentation to follow. Harvesting dates have been set earlier and earlier since 2006 as SFW strives to retain more of the vineyard’s unique acidity, reducing oxidation potential (markedly high in grapes from this old vineyard) and revealing more bright fruit, without losing structure and firmness.

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