L'Avenir Provenance Chenin Blanc

L’Avenir Provenance Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

In tribute to the celebrated terroir of the historical Stellenbosch wine region, L'Avenir focuses on producing elegant wines which showcase their unique setting. We focus on the 2 varietals which form the foundation stone of the South African wine industry – tipping our hat to the heritage of Chenin Blanc while embracing the innovation inherent in Pinotage.

Tasting Notes

With bright acidity, concentrated fruit and a distinctive spicy undertone, this is a remarkably versatile food wine. Enjoy it with grilled fish, spicy prawns or mild curries.
Appearance : A crisp pale straw yellow with beautiful clarity. Nose : Precise and intense fruit aromas of white peach and melon, accented by subtle notes of honey and toasted almonds. Palate : Medium-bodied, with delicate fruit, crisp acidity and subtle spice. Complex, elegant and layered, with notes of pineapple, white peach, apricot kernels and a touch of raw honey.

With bright acidity, concentrated fruit and a distinctive spicy undertone, this is a remarkably versatile food wine. Enjoy it with grilled fish, spicy prawns or mild curries.

Grapes were harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Each vineyard was individually vinified. Skin contact was limited to five hours. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 12 -14 degrees Celsius. Half of the blending components were matured in stainless steel tanks on healthy fine lees, with regular lees stirring. The other half was matured in first to fourth fill French oak barrels.

100% Chenin Blanc

A selection of vineyards on the cooler sites of L'Avenir Estate. Older vineyards of more than 40 years contribute to the depth of this wine. Young bushvine plantings have recently been established to provide a distinct blending component for future vintages.

Another consecutive dry and early vintage for Stellenbosch. L’Avenir’s wines have shown notable elegance, delicate fruit flavours and lower alcohols. These wines are specifically drinking well at a younger age, but with a fine balance, the Provenance Chenin Blanc also promises impressive ageing potential.

Tasting Notes

A crisp and delicate expression of Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc. This blend of French oak matured and unwooded Chenin Blanc from old vineyards presents a fine balance of natural acidity, generous fruit and a touch of roasted almonds.
APPEARANCE
A crisp pale straw yellow with beautiful clarity.
NOSE
Precise and intense fruit aromas of white peach and melon, accented by subtle notes of honey and toasted almonds.
PALATE
Medium-bodied, with delicate fruit, crisp acidity and subtle spice. Complex, elegant and layered, with notes of pineapple, white peach, apricot kernels and and a touch of raw honey.

With bright acidity, concentrated fruit and a distinctive spicy undertone, this is a remarkably versatile food wine. Enjoy it with grilled fish, spicy prawns or mild curries.

Another consecutive dry and early vintage for Stellenbosch. L’Avenir’s wines have shown notable elegance, delicate fruit flavours and lower alcohols. These wines are specifically drinking well at a younger age, but with a fine balance, the Provenance Chenin Blanc also promises impressive ageing potential.

Grapes were harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Each vineyard was individually vinified. Skin contact was limited to five hours. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 12-14°C. Half of the blending components were matured in stainless steel tanks on healthy fine lees, with regular lees stirring. The other half was matured in first to fourth fill French oak barrels, for nine months.

A selection of vineyards on the cooler sites of L’Avenir Estate. Older vineyards of more than 40 years contribute to the depth of this wine. Young bushvine plantings have recently been established to provide a distinct blending component for future vintages.
AGE OF VINES On average 19 years.
AVERAGE YIELD 8 tonnes per hectare

  • 89

    points

    Wine Spectator, November 2020

    "A friendly, medium-bodied version, with a juicy profile featuring peach and green plum notes, with hints of heather. The finish is marked by mineral and spice details, plus a slight grip that adds interest. Drink now through 2024. 1,600 cases made, 500 cases imported."

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