The Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Chenin Blanc 2021 has beautiful aromas of peach, pear and melon that can be found on the nose. Following through to a palate that is wonderfully complex and textured. An almost orange rind pithiness adds interest and is beautifully offset by a crisp acidity.
From an incredibly tricky but rewarding vintage. The rule book was thrown out of the window and the grapes were picked purely on flavour development, as opposed to analysis. The cooler conditions throughout ripening ensured longer hang time, incredible flavour development and wonderfully high natural acidities.
While this wine is made in a lighter, fresher style and thus perfect for enjoyment on its own, it has enough texture and density to pair well with an array of seafood, pasta and salad dishes.
Virtual Tasting Note with Dirk van Zyl, Cellarmaster & Winemaker – Guinea Fowl Chenin Blanc 2021.