Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2022 x 6

R1,500

PRICE FOR 6 BOTTLES

Carl Everson was the visionary 4th generation farmer at Opstal Estate. This wine is a tribute to his perseverance and hard work, earthed in our family’s land, during tough times in the industry post-war.

We use old vines from a single vineyard planted in 1982, old French barrels, natural fermentation and minimalistic cellar intervention to proclaim our Slanghoek terroir through this wine. Chenin blanc & Family – the cornerstone of farming at Opstal.

CULTIVARS
100% Chenin Blanc

PAIRS WELL WITH
Pork Belly l Duck Breast l Bobotie l Pear Tartlets

ANALYSIS
Alcohol % (V/V) : 13.85
Residual Sugar (g/l) : 42.3
Total Acidity (g/l) : 5.1
pH : 3.59

AWARDS
2012 John Platter Guide 5*
Cathy Marston–Top5 wines of the year 2013 John Platter Guide 4,5*
Christian Eedes 94/100 2014 Jamie Goode 92/100
Christian Eedes 94/100
2015 John Platter Guide 5*
2016 Tim Atkin 93/100
2019 Platter Award 4.5*

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Description

CULTIVARS
100% Chenin Blanc

NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER
The beauty of this wine is even though it stays the same each year (as it’s harvested from the same Single Vineyard classified block on the farm), each year is different. The 2021 vintage shows some restraint at first, but then opens up to show quince, peach and pineapple notes with a freshness and finesse ever present on the palate as yellow peach flavours run through your mouth. The distinctive depth and complexity of fruit we’ve learned to appreciate and love of the Carl Everson Chenin, is on show again with the 2020. These precious 38 year old vines, old French barrels, spontaneous fermentation and minimalistic cellar intervention in the end proclaim our Slanghoek terroir through this wine.

PAIRS WELL WITH
Pork Belly | Duck Breast | Bobotie | Pear Tartlets

WINEMAKING
The ripening season was normal and without extremes – cold and wet winter followed by moderate temperatures through the start of summer. In the 3rd week of January we had a massive down-pour of rain and even though this was 6 weeks before the actual harvest date of this vineyard, it brought about a big challenge to get the picking date right. I believe we did that better than in 2019 and the resulting wine is more balanced. The wine spent a total 10 months in old French barrels (400 & 500L), before bottling in January 2020. A 5% skin fermented component was included in the final blend which adds great texture.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol % (V/V) : 13.85
Residual Sugar (g/l) : 42.3
Total Acidity (g/l) : 5.1
pH : 3.59

VINTAGE AWARDS
2012 Platter Guide 5*
2013 Platter Guide 4,5* / Christian Eedes 94/100
2014 Christian Eedes 94/100
2015 Platter Guide 5*
2016 – 2018 Platter Guide 4,5*
2018 Christian Eedes 95/100 2018 / Tim Atkin 96/100

Additional information

Weight 7 kg

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