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Force Majeure Chenin Blanc 2015

JH Meyer Wines
Force Majeure Chenin Blanc

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Imagine, if you can, that someone took a delicious tarte tatin and wired it up to the mains power supply. You’ve now got an idea of the balance of delicious fruit flavours and sheer energy that...

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We love this because...

Imagine, if you can, that someone took a delicious tarte tatin and wired it up to the mains power supply. You’ve now got an idea of the balance of delicious fruit flavours and sheer energy that Stompie has crammed into this wine. A steely mineral core wrapped in layers of baked apple and quince – absolutely spot on!

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Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 40
Acidity (A): 80
Body (B): 40
Fruit (F): 20
Oak (O): 20

Tasting notes

Apple Apricot Lemon Pear

The story

Wine type

Elegant, mineral white

Region

Swartland

South Africa

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

12.5%

The wine

The Force Majeure Chenin Blanc is superb example of what Swartland has to offer – this previously neglected region to the north of Cape Town is home to some exceptional old vineyards and winemakers like Stompie are always sourcing exciting new parcels to work with. For this wine the grapes come from a single 33 year old vineyard on Paardeberg Moutain’s tough decomposed granite soils. This forces  the vines to work hard for nutrients and water and gives low yields of really contrated fruit.

In the winery 80% of the wine is fermented cold in stainless steel and 20% in old 300 litre oak to build texture as it ages for 9 months on lees before bottling without fining and filteration. The result is a wine that combines a tight steely core with plenty of ripe apple fruit and spice – delicious with rich seafood dishes.

The producer

Johan ‘Stompie’ Meyer has rightly received recognition as one of the most exciting...

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