Natte Valleij Axle Chenin Blanc
Natte Valleij Farm has been in existence for a long time, but it was only in 2005, after a 50 year hiatus, that the farm began growing grapes again. Everything at Natte Valleij is done traditionally; harvest is done by hand, the wines are bottled by hand, and then corked and labelled by hand. Using what winemaker, Alexander Milner, calls " sympathetic wine making practices," he makes his wines with minimal intervention and not additives.
This 100% Chenin Blanc is made from grapes harvested from dry farmed bush vines that were planted in 1985. Fermented with natural yeasts, the wine was aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels. Richly decadent, this full bodied white wine shows creamy notes of yellow apples, quince, tangerine and honey. Utterly delicious!