LEIPZIG CHENIN BLANC 2016
The name, Leipzig, is from the German “city of music”, where the forefathers of this estate stem from. Originally, Mrs Alida Smit, who was born on the neighbouring farm, bought the section of land that is now known as Leipzig. Today, the farm is run by Alida Bester, who is the youngest daughter of Alida and Francois Smit. Alida Bester, along with her husband, Vian, maintain a truly lovely wine venue. We had the pleasure of meeting Vian, who explained the history of the farm and their wines while we tasted them.
Silver Veritas Award 2017
Grapes harvested on Phisantekraal, Tygerberg. Made from grapes that were sourced from 38-year old bush vines to produce concentrated flavours. Aged for 6 months in small oak barrels before undergoing further bottle aging.
Alcohol: 14%; Residual Sugar: 3 g/l; PH: 3.26; Total Acid: 5.9 g/l
Intense citrus flavours coupled with a silky finish with some oak notes
Pair with: Rich creamy food