Grab this Granite Ridge and get it on your granite worktop; this is a food loving superstar. If you've yet to try Chenin or have only tried super cheap mass market stuff then give this still modestly priced little fella a go. It will knock your socks off. With an utterly charming blend of soft ripe fruit and a lick of mouthwatering acidity, this will have you reaching for your apron, then stopping to savour, then reaching for your apron again to throw together one of many ideal food matches...
The vineyards are old bush vines planted in decomposed granite slopes in the Helderberg Mountain area of Stellenbosch. The wine is fermented entirely in stainless steel, before being kept on its lees for nine months. Occasional stirring helps to enhance the weight, freshness and texture of the finished wine.
Edouard Labeye heads the winemaking team. Based in the Rhône Valley in France, Edouard works with many of the top emerging estates both there and in his native Languedoc. He has been involved with the Winery of Good Hope since the late 1980s.
This well-priced white has attractive apple and pear flavours, rounded off in the mouth with a pleasant touch of nuttiness and spice.