Mother Rock Chenin Blanc Force Celeste Swartland 2021
Grapes: 100% Chenin Blanc
Vineyard: Waterval Vineyard on the Paardeberg Mountain – farmed by Franziska Wickens
Vine Age: Two blocks: A 38-year-old bushvine parcel and a 16-year-old bushvine parcel
Soil Type: Decomposed granitic sand intermixed with fractured clay
Viticulture: Practicing Organic – dry-farmed
Fermentation: Native – stainless-steel Skin Contact: 30% - four weeks on skins in stainless-steel Aging: 7 months in stainless-steel
Semi-orange with a bit of skin contact. Zesty and fresh nose with aromas of apples, pears and rain soaked stones. The palate has a silky, gripping texture (from the skin contact) and is quite fresh with an herbal edge and pear notes reemerging.