Featured White Wine for January – 2021 Gabriëlskloof Elodie Chenin BlancPublished on January 11, 2024
The west coast district of Swartland, 25 miles north of Cape Town, now ranks as the South Africa’s most exciting wine district. It is hot and dry here and its ancient geology has brought a mix of shale, sandstone and granite soils that are air-conditioned by the Atlantic Ocean nearby. Chenin Blanc and Shiraz grapes are at their best here grown on old, gnarly vines producing intense concentrated flavours.
The Winecroft featured white wine January is the 2021 Gabriëlskloof Elodie Chenin Blanc. The ‘Elodie’ is a rich and bold example of Swartland Chenin Blanc made at the beautiful Gabriëlskloof winery located near Bot River in the Overberg region east of Cape Town. It has concentrated flavours of citrus pith, dried pineapple and almonds. Full, waxy mouthful with great acidity and freshness.
This wine is on the wine list at the Michelin-starred Fordwich Arms in Kent.