Hoeksteen Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc was known for years as the workhorse grape of South Africa and it is still the most widely planted variety in the Cape. It was used for brandy making, but recently there has been a move towards giving this variety the exposure it deserves. It is capable of many different styles and older vineyards show remarkable fruit quality. In many ways it is seen as the cornerstone, or hoeksteen, of our industry.
They call themselves The Fledge & Co.; Leon Coetzee and Margaux Nel have plenty of passion for wine. Margaux is the sixth generation winemaker at Boplaas in Calitzdorp, and together with Leon Coetzee, who comes from a Northern Cape and Piketberg farming family, they search for interesting vineyard parcels to make some wine for themselves too. The specific vineyard for this wine is bushvines planted in 1980 and 1981. After fermentation the wine is left on the lees for a further 9 months in stainless steel tanks, and then bottled unfiltered and unfined to preserve the essence of the wine. The result is an elegant and fresh wine, with a rich core making it a perfect food partner.