2019 Chenin Blanc 'Trust Your Gut', Lukas van Loggerenberg

Trust your Gut is Lukas’ attempt “to make the perfect western cape Chenin”. In 2019 it’s 73% from the Paardeberg, from next door to Eben Sadie’s farm, which brings texture and tension, and 27% from the granite soils of Stellenbosch’s Polkedraai, which brings intense yellow fruit. The name refers to the importance of the picking date for these grapes: in the 2019 vintage, Lukas has got it spot on. This has lovely green pineapple notes, with loads of savoury elements, plenty of salinity, and a slightly creamy, zesty finish.

Critic score
90/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£30.28
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£181.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2019 Chenin Blanc 'Trust Your Gut', Lukas van Loggerenberg

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Trust Your Gut is aged in used French oak for 11 months. It has an attractive nose, muted at first but revealing attractive honeysuckle and peach skin notes with aeration. The palate is well balanced with fine definition and quite gras in style. Touches of dried quince and caffe latte emerge toward the finish.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (April 2021)
90/100

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