Spice RouteSwartland Chenin Blanc 2020Product code: 11346
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Bright yellow in colour. This wine boasts aromas of peach, tropical fruits and subtle flinty hints on the nose. The palate is rich and broad, but with a vibrant acidity which carries the flavours onto the lingering finish
About the Winery
The Spice Route Winery has been named thus because it was established by the Spice Boys in 1997 in South Africa. The winery was a result of many brains in the South African wine market namely Charles Black from Fairview, John Platter (a journalist by profession),Jabulani Ntshangase from Spier and Gyles Webb from Thelema.
What started as a winery in a small tobacco farm in Klein Amoskuil is now quite close to the Fairview farm and attracts the attention of thousands of wine lovers who visit here. It is equipped with all the modern facilities but still follows the ancient winemaking processes. The wines created here are unique because the fruits are thick, creamy and have a ripe tannin finish.
These fruits are grown over 110 hectares of vineyards in Swartland’s Klein Amoskuil farm and benefit from the natural resources that it is blessed with in the form of soil and terroir. While most of the wines come from this farm, some of them are also made from grapes grown in the neighbouring farms as well.
The flagship wine of the Spice Route brand is Malabar, made from select varieties of grapes grown in the best of vineyards. The speciality of this wine is that it truly represents the character of the Swartland region. This blend of wine, after being selected from selected barrels, is again put back in the barrels for maturing until it reaches the bottling stage. This maturing stage may take around 2 years, after which the wine is released into the market.
Terra de Bron is another popular series of wines from this label. These are wines made from grapes grown on carefully selected plots with rocky and granite soil. Only small batches of wines are produced in this range. Currently, Spice Route produces three single varietals each of white and red wines.