Eekhoring Wit 2018
Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc 80%, Grenache Blanc 10%, Marsanne 10%
Eekhoring is Afrikaans for "squirrel", and an exciting new collaboration between us and the talented guys behind De Kleine Wijn Koöp in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
It's predominantly Chenin Blanc, with a couple of more alternative varieties, mostly from the Swartland and from vines up to 40-years-old. The grapes were fermented in a mixture of stainless steel and old oak barrels. It has the hallmarks of the great Chenin-based Cape white blends: a textural, multi-layered, crisp, with floral aromas, some beeswax, then plush stone fruit on the palate, finishing dry and long.
Definitely a wine of which you should always have a few bottles squirrelled away!
And if you like this, why not try its red bedfellow, Eekhoring Rooi?