Blockhead Chenin Blanc and Shiraz

Blockhead Estate Chenin Blanc and Shiraz

Western Cape 

South Africa

BlockHead – Chenin Blanc

Tasting Notes: A fresh, dry white wine with a delicate lemon colour, displaying intense floral, guava and citrus aromas and succulent tropical fruit on the palate, balanced by crisp acidity.

In The Vineyard

Vines are mostly old bush vines (average age between 20-30 years), planted at a density of approx 3700/ha. Soils are deep red Paardeberg soil. No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. All grapes are harvested by hand.

In The Winery

Produced only from free run juice and fermented on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on the fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel.

Food Recommendations

Perfect for picnics, or good with seafood and poultry dishes.

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Blockhead – Shiraz

Tasting notes: A ripe and juicy Shiraz, packed with dark fruit flavours and black pepper notes on the palate.

In The Vineyard

Trellised and planted in the shale soils towards the North East parts of the Valley (bordering the Swartland Region).

In The Winery

Produced from only free run juice and fermented on skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel.

Food Recommendations

This wine was made with the barbecue in mind, a great partner to homemade burgers or sticky spare ribs.

 

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