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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.
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.
Ready 2021 - 2024
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Young 2021 - 2030
Young 2023 - 2034