Barton Estate Chenin Blanc 2015 displays pears with hints of guava and grassy notes on the nose. 2015 was an excellent vintage in the Cape and we think this year’s Chenin Blanc is particularly good. It has some mineral complexity, which is normally associated with higher priced Chenin Blanc’s. A well-made Chenin Blanc will age very gracefully and remain fresh and very drinkable. This wine is a case in point, and is still beautifully fresh and full-flavoured at the same time.
An attractive crisp, full-flavoured Chenin Blanc with a fresh zingy palate of pear and apples together with tinges of guava finished off with a flinty finish and excellent length. Year on year this terrific Chenin wins internarional awards and 2015 vintage is no exception, winning a Silver Medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Barton’s vineyards are in the Botriver area on the cooler south slopes of the Kogelberg hills, where the summer heat is reduced by Atlantic breezes from Walker Bay. This wine is made from hand-picked grapes in the cool of the early morning. After fermentation, the wine is left on the lees for 4 months before racking and bottling. The endangered Blue Crane featured on the label has made its home in the family-run Barton Estate.