2019 LUKAS VAN LOGGERENBERG Trust Your Gut 75cl (Western Cape,South Africa)
Style - Rich
Grapes - 100% Chenin Blanc
Tasting - The bouquet shows lovely caramelised yellow orchard fruits with white peach, honey on buttered white toast and a lemon herb. Palate shows impressive concentration and intensity, peach pastille and pineapple cordial mixed with granitic herbal notes.
FYI: Western Cape? Where's that then? It's a catch-all term for multi-regional blends. This is a blend of Chenin Blanc from two sites, one in Stellenbosch and the other in Swartland. South Africa is the foremost proponent of growing fine wine from Chenin Blanc outside of France. A grape that deserves a lot more love than it currently gets if you ask us. In NYC top sommelier Pascaline Peltier has been singing its praises through her wine lists and the use of the #chenincheninchein hashtag.