Type: White Wine
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Code: AVON385
A premium Chenin Blanc made by one of South Africa's top wineries, Avondale. Made from 100% organically grown Chenin Blanc grapes.

Avondale Wine

The picturesque 160-hectare farm that is today known as Avondale has been under cultivation for more than 300 years. Early records show that the land was one of the first in the Paarl Valley to be allocated specifically for the production of wine grapes. Avondale is now home to the Grieve Family and 25 farm worker families. As the pioneers of Vital Health Foods, South Africa’s leading health food company, the Grieves have an innate focus on well-being that encompasses the land and its community of people. Avondale are committed to providing fair and decent living and working conditions to enable their people to enjoy healthy, balanced lives.

Anima has a nose that develops intriguingly in the glass. Winter melon, pineapple, lime and a hint of honey confirm the elegance and fullness of this softly wooded, supple Chenin Blanc. The palate is dense with fresh fruit flavours of gooseberry, quince and peach, all harmonising superbly with the soulful minerality that gives this wine its name.
Try with a hearty fish pie.

Highly Commended - Wine Merchant Top 100, 2024. Highly Recommended - Decanter, March 2023, South African Chenin Blanc Panel Tasting, 91 points: “Smoky, spicy, savoury wine with mineral tang and good balance. Big concentration, a herby, granitic sapidity and long, textural length”. Awarded 94 by Decanter, November 2023: ''From 25-35 year old vineyards, there's a 15% orange wine (skin contact in qvevri) component to this Chenin, plus 12 months in very old barrels. The reuslt is a textural, multi-layered wine with creamy Mirabelle plum and pineapple flavours, underpinned by a salty minerality''.

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