2019 Bosberaad Chenin Blanc, Paulus Wine Co.
The 2019 Bosberaad Chenin Blanc comes from the beautiful Waterval farm, that borders Adi Badenhorst’s property on the Paardeberg, farmed lovingly by Franziska Wickens. She’s the wife of Jasper Wickens, who used to be Adi’s winemaker and was in the same class at university as Paul (and Matt Day, of Klein Constantia - the South African wine trade can sometimes seem a very small place!) More specifically it comes from a 0.4hectare vineyard that was planted in 1980, right in the middle of the valley. It’s one of the coolest sites on the Paardeberg: running alongside a river bed, here the sun rises late and sets early, and results in a beautiful crisp, precise wine, which is all about subtlety and finesse. The 2019 is stunning: notes of lime blossom and golden delicious, with beautiful phenolic bitterness on the finish. In a few years time this will be even better.
Region & country
Young 2021 - 2030