Reverie Chenin Blanc 2016
White | Ready, but will keep | Reverie | 2016 | South Africa > Western Cape > Swartland | Chenin Blanc | Light Bodied, Dry | 11% abv
Jacques de Klerk's day job is making wine at the Winery of Good Hope, also known for its lo-fi Radford Dale wines. Like many a talented winemaker in South Africa, Jacques has more than one string to his bow. His second string is Reverie, a Chenin Blanc from the Paardeberg.
From a single vineyard planted in 1978, "rooted in the purest, crunchy, ancient granite soils I have ever seen, these vines have gone without irrigation their entire life and have grown up tough and hardy", so says Jacques.
This 2016 vintage garnered the prestigious 5-star rating from Platter's Wine Guide in South Africa, and just 180 bottles came to the UK.