Chenin Blanc is new to the Dalton portfolio having been made by us for the first time in 2015. The grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Natur, which is a relatively hot area, characterized by a black volcanic soil.
The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested by hand during the middle of August and transported in small baskets to avoid damaging the fruit. On arrival, the bunches were sorted and delivered whole into the press. This is called “whole bunch pressing”. The resulting juice was split into two: half fermenting in stainless steel and the other half in barrels. After fermentation, the wine was aged on light lees for a further six months in barrel before bottling.
Chenin is a full bodied white wine with aromas of guyava and tropical fruit. It is soft on the palate with a long velvety vanilla finish.
This Chenin Blanc can be enjoyed with grilled fish and chicken, or alternatively Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.