Freedom Cross Chenin Blanc

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A wine of outstanding value using the Cape's favourite Chenin grape, made from vines averaging 25 years old. Pale gold with a distinctive green hue and a well-balanced sweet nose of tropical fruit and honey. As ideal with food as it is without.
Type:
Vintage:
2021
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
12.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
South Africa
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
£6.99
 

Franschhoek Cellar

Franschhoek has a colourful prodigy of over 320 years when by chance of history and circumstance, 44 French Huguenots fled religious persecution and were granted land in this lush and verdant valley. By nature of their knowledge and flair for wine grape cultivation and production, they laid the foundations that successfully established Franschhoek as one of the truly great wine and food destinations in South Africa. Franschhoek Vineyards Ltd was founded in 1945 by a group of local farmers to vinify their grapes on a co-operative basis. They have long since shed this old co-op image and they are now operating as a private winery within the premium wine stable of DGB (Pty) Ltd.

Tasting Notes

Ripe apple fruit mingles with tropical flavours leading to a beautiful clean, dry finish.

Food Matches

Try with corned beef hash.

Vinification

The ripe Chenin Blanc grapes are picked in the coolest part of the day and transported to Cape Cellers spotless and large winery, where they are pressed, fermented in steel tanks using a yeast strain to enhance the bright floral and grapefruit characters of the variety. after fermentation the wine is settled, filtered and bottled.