Chenin Blanc

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2021

Vintage
2021
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Grapes
Chenin Blanc
Winery
Bellingham
Region
Stellenbosch
Country
South Africa
93 AVG
Drink it now or cellar for up to 10 years. No need to decant.

Located in Franschhoek, the Bellingham winery has a long history dating back to 1693, when Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his wife planted the first vines on the estate, which was then known as Bellinchamp ("beautiful fields''). After a series of different owners, in 1943 Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk bought the farm that, at the time, was in a state of abandonment, and restored the manor house and the vineyards, bringing the ancient estate back to life. After some research trips to France and Germany, the Podlashuks released the first Cape rosé in 1949, followed rapidly by the Premier Grand Cru in 1951 and the first South African pure Shiraz in 1956.

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc reveals a vibrant aromatic profile made of intense notes of citrus and tropical fruits, hints of ripe lime, stone fruit, honey, and sweet spices. On the palate, the wine shows its full fruity flavors and a pleasant freshness. It is a round, lively and balanced wine with distinctive fruity notes and a slightly spicy finish. Serve it at 12 - 14°C and enjoy it in combination with fish and shellfish, Quiche Lorraine, or semi-hard cheeses such as Gruyere.
 
Description
Drink it now or cellar for up to 10 years. No need to decant.

Located in Franschhoek, the Bellingham winery has a long history dating back to 1693, when Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his wife planted the first vines on the estate, which was then known as Bellinchamp ("beautiful fields''). After a series of different owners, in 1943 Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk bought the farm that, at the time, was in a state of abandonment, and restored the manor house and the vineyards, bringing the ancient estate back to life. After some research trips to France and Germany, the Podlashuks released the first Cape rosé in 1949, followed rapidly by the Premier Grand Cru in 1951 and the first South African pure Shiraz in 1956.

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc reveals a vibrant aromatic profile made of intense notes of citrus and tropical fruits, hints of ripe lime, stone fruit, honey, and sweet spices. On the palate, the wine shows its full fruity flavors and a pleasant freshness. It is a round, lively and balanced wine with distinctive fruity notes and a slightly spicy finish. Serve it at 12 - 14°C and enjoy it in combination with fish and shellfish, Quiche Lorraine, or semi-hard cheeses such as Gruyere.
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