2014 Chevallerie Filia Chenin Blanc Brut Nature has An initial burst of freshly baked brioche, lime zest & tart kumquat unfurl from the fine mousse with wisps of crisp green apple, lemon curd, subtle white pear and yeasty notes from extended bottle maturation; while zippy acidity and an unmistakable mineral finish whet the palate begging one to return for another sip.
|Vintage:||2014||Grape Varietals:||100% Chenin Blanc||ABV:||12%|
|Aging:||\"Sur lattes\" for 14 months|
Hand harvested, the fruit was whole-bunch pressed at the lowest possible pressure, with only the finest free-run juice kept and settled over-night.
Natural ferment, secondary bottle fermentation, bottle tempered 14 months & zero dosage
• Style: Brut / Brut Nature - Dry traditional bottle fermented Kap Klassiek
• Alc. 12% Vol
• pH 2.99
• Total Acidity 6.8 g/L
2014 Chevallerie Filia Chenin Blanc Brut Nature is delicious on its own as an aperitif, but also delicious with seafood, such as scallops, seared sea bass or walleye pike.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC Code - case||SRP/Unit|
|SA4EE412003CBS||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 01955 7||1 07 84585 01955 4||$65.00|
|SA4CC412002CBS||1.5L||4||Glass||7 84585 01956 4||1 07 84585 01956 1||$120.00|
"The best release yet from Christa von la Chevallerie’s in-demand Chenin Blanc plantings, made without dosage but spending 16 months on its lees before disgorgement, followed by a further year on cork. Saline, taut and wonderfully austere with green apple acidity and a bone dry, grippy finish. 2017-21"
- Tim Atkin (South Africa 2017 Special Report), 93 pts
"Christa von La Chevallerie is best known as one of the best grape growers in the Swartland, but she also makes some delicious bubblies. This is a dry, complex Chenin fizz, taken from blocks planted in 1972 (the oldest on the farm). Stony, focused and creamy, with a lovely mousse. Drink: 2016-19"
- Tim Atkin (SA Special Report, September 2016), 92 pts