2017 Chenin Blanc / Verdelho, Momento, Western Cape

This has notes of greengage and honeysuckle, but it’s really all about the texture of this remarkable Chenin, with a drop of Verdelho. Elegant, finessed and long. Bravo.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£23.68
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£142.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2024
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2017 Chenin Blanc / Verdelho, Momento, Western Cape

TASTING NOTES

One of a pair of brilliant whites from Marelise Niemann in 2018, this marries two-thirds Chenin Blanc from the Swartland and Bot River with one third Verdelho from the Voor Paardeberg. Taut, leesy and well balanced, it's a very harmonious, confident blend of the two grapes, with stone fruit sweetness partnered by zesty acidity.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
94/100