Bellingham Chenin Blanc
Made from predominantly old bush vines in the Paardeberg and Paarl region, this expressive Chenin Blanc has hints of ripe stone fruit on the nose, followed by layers of honey, marmalade and peaches on the palate.
Nestled between the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the Franschhoek Valley, lies the Bellingham Homestead. The Homestead Series brings homage to the Bellingham approach to excellence, innovation and quality winemaking through region-specific sourcing of grapes and showcasing the most interesting varietals South Africa has to offer.
Voor Paardeberg is known for its weathered Shale and distinctive granite outcrop, ideal for dry farming and home to older bush vine Chenin Blanc. Climate: Paarl has long, warm summers similar to the Mediterranean climate and it is ideal for ripening varieties such as Shiraz and Chenin Blanc.
Grapes were handpicked in middle of February from 25-year-old dryland bush vines. Whole bunch pressed and cold settled and naturally fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels.
A pale gold wine with a platinum glow. Nuances of ripe stone fruit and buttered toast aromas on the nose. Charming layers of honey, marmalade and peaches on the palate with citrus-lime freshness.
Perfect with crisp crumbed fishcakes, richer fish dishes such as salmon en croute or even roast pork belly with a glazed applesauce.