Intellego, Chenin Blanc 750ml 2018

South Africa, Swartland
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Intellego_CheninBlanc_750ml_2018
R195

Critic Score

90
CE

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Jurgen Gouws, who worked with Craig Hawkins at prominent Swartland property Lammershoek before the change of ownership, continues to make some individualistic wines under his own label called Intellego.
The Intellego Chenin Blanc is a blend of two parcels, a combination of granite and gravel sites in the South and South-West Swartland appellation.

Intellego follows organic farming practices.

Tasting notes:
'Entirely from Paardeberg fruit. An appealing nose of potpourri, citrus and peach. The palate is somewhat curious – sweet on entry, savoury on the finish but mid-palate missing. The analysis is extraordinary – alcohol: 12%, residual sugar: 5.9g/l, TA 7.45g/l and pH 2.9 so perhaps time to settle down.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 90/100

Winemakers notes:
Starting off the 11th January with the Granite site it promised to be high in quality which the end result were. The parcel planted on the Oakleaf site only ripened 3 weeks later and both these components compliment one another in this blend. Fermented and aged on the gross lees for 10 months in a mixture of 228L & 500L French oak barrels.

About Intellego:
Intellego Wines are terroir driven from the Swartland Appellation. The Swartland experiences a warm, dry climate which is favourable to grape varietals such as Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Cinsaut and Mourvedre. By using small pockets of land on different sites, Intellego is able to produce wines with different personalities and characters. Intellego’s philosophy is to use minimal intervention and a hands-on approach during the winemaking process. They also follow organic practices.
More Information
Variety Chenin Blanc
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Rating CE 90
Winemaker Jurgen Gouws
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Producer information Intellego Wines are terroir driven from the Swartland Appellation. The Swartland experiences a warm, dry climate which is favourable to grape varietals such as Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Cinsaut and Mourvedre. By using small pockets of land on different sites, Intellego is able to produce wines with different personalities and characters. Intellego's philosophy is to use minimal intervention and a hands-on approach during the winemaking process. They also follow organic practices.
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