Momento Chenin Blanc Verdhelo

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To Momento Wines, Chenin Blanc without Verdelho is like dancing without music. Verdelho adds the zing and zest to this blend, giving it that extra twist of freshness, energy and rhythm. This is a super wine which stands out from the crowd!
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
74% Chenin Blanc, 26% Verdelho
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13.2%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
South Africa
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£29.99
 

Momento Wines

Marelise Niemann is a perfect example of the new breed of South African winemakers: energetic, innovative and incredibly inspirational. Momento is her solo project, merging technical excellence with a real sense of terroir and craft. Incredibly small quantities of wines are produced from dry-farmed, old vineyards, all brimming with intense energy, concentration and elegance. A true superstar in the making.

Tasting Notes

A nose of white peach, lemon rind and jasmine with green melon, green apple and a crystalline, wet stone minerality adding freshness and focus. Crunchy, puckering acidity supports a full bodied, mouth-coating palate with brioche and tart lemon curd leading to a long, pithy finish. Pure focused and elegant.

Food Matches

Enjoy with scallops.

Vinification

The grapes were gently whole bunch basket-pressed without adding enzymes. Natural fermentation was allowed to take place in 400L & 225L French oak barrels. Some fine lees was added back to the juice in barrel to allow for more complex characters and textures to develop during it’s time in barrel. Time in old oak: 10 months. 100% malolactic fermentation. No fining.