Chenin Blanc is making a comeback in a serious way, especially here in WA where the Swan Valley (also known as the capital of Chenin Blanc in Australia!) is producing some serious and complex expressions of this lesser-known variety. Winemaker Emma Gillespie said: "Chenin Blanc has a great natural acidity that holds up well to the warm Swan climate, whilst still developing a great flavour profile."
Her winemaking philosophy? "Don't make it like Chardonnay – let the fruit express itself in majority stainless steel tank, with a hint of barrel ferment to layer in the texture."
This wine exemplifies all the characteristics of a vibrant style of Swan Valley Chenin Blanc. Think crisp apples, lime and bright florals with a juicy, flavoursome and long finish. The 2022 Regional Chenin Blanc is a delicious, refreshing wine that will have you coming back for more.
Clear, pale lemon.
This vibrant Chenin Blanc displays aromatics of citrus blossom, lime cordial and a complex minerality.
The palate exhibits a bright lemon sherbet acidity, complemented by juicy tropical fruits and fresh pink lady apple flavours.
2022 was a very warm vintage in the Swan Valley, however with careful vineyard management techniques and close monitoring of fruit ripeness, our vineyard was picked at the perfect time to promote bright acidity and rich flavours.
Handcrafted from the best parcels of fruit. Handpicked in the cool of the night before being pressed and fermented in tank, with a small portion of juice fermented in seasoned oak barrels to impart texture and complexity to the final wine.
- Alcohol: 11.5%
- pH: 3.55
- TA: 5.70 g/L
Chargrilled king prawns with sambal and a squeeze of lime.
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2023