Duke Chenin Blanc 2022
Cellar To Door Wines

Duke Chenin Blanc 2022

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Wellington Wines

After the establishment of Wellington Co-operative Winery Ltd. in 1906, the declaration of Bovlei Co-operative Winery Ltd. in 1907 and the founding of Wamakersvallei Winery in 1941, the accomplishments and passion with which these three wineries nourished the growth of the Wellington Wine industry, ultimately became the pillars on which Wellington Wines can now base our excellence.

The members of Wellington Co-operative Winery Ltd. and Wamakersvallei Winery officially voted for an amalgamation of these two cellars at a meeting held on the 21st of December 2010. This decision marked the merger of two neighbours, both giants in the Wellington wine industry. The economic advantages and the vision of vitality and possibilities urged the role-players to come to this wise agreement.

The two “W’s” (Wellington and Wamakers) became one – this was the first step towards the birth of Wellington Wines.
On the 17th of January 2013, Bovlei Co-operative Winery Ltd. also became a part of Wellington Wines, and this second amalgamation ensured the continuation of a winemaking tradition that started in 1906.

The original reasons for the establishment of the Co-operative cellars in Wellington during the early 1900s were to promote the interests of the wine farmers and the progress of the local community. Wellington Wines still pay tribute to these principles and continue to build on the credo of our founders.

The principles for the existence of this new company are exactly the same as they were in 1906: in order to be a shareholder, you have to be a bona fide wine farmer.

Today, our 60 members, who are all farmers from Wellington and neighbouring areas of the Swartland and Paarl, work closely with our winemakers and viticulturists to ensure that only the best grapes are grown and selected for their outstanding quality.

Wine Making Process:

Grapes, from specially selected vineyards, were picked at optimum ripeness. After de-stalking and crushing, the free-run portion was inoculated with a specific yeast strain, and cold fermented at 13 degrees celcius.

Primary fermentation was completed after 2 weeks, and the wine was kept on the fine lees for two more months to enhance the mouthfeel. Thereafter it was fined, cold-stabilized and filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:

The 2022 Chenin Blanc has a bright, pale-gold colour with upfront aromas of passion fruit, peach, pineapple, cantaloupe and apricot blossoms on the nose. The soft acidity is well balanced with the complex array of fruit flavours, and supported by a creamy mid-palate texture. This elegant, fresh and vibrant style of Chenin Blanc has along and satisfying finish filled with flavours of ripe stone fruits, guavas and fleshy white peaches.

Best Enjoyed:

BBQ Chicken, Leafy Salads, Creamy Chicken Pasta, Thai Chicken Curry, Grilled Fish


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