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L'Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc

Stellenbosch

L'Avenir was a pioneer of old vines Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc, with the first old vine, single vineyard wine produced in 2007.  The celebrated Block 30 Chenin Blanc vineyard has stood the test of time and consistently produces wines of exceptional quality and character.  The L'Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc epitomises authentic, South African Chenin Blanc and is know for its ageability, texture and fine balance.

Tasting Notes

A mesmerising nose of blossoms, ripe pears, sweet oranges and a delicate hint of almond.  A generous wine that lingers on the palate with well-balanced acidity and subtle oak nuances.  With rich fruit flavours and a whisper of honey, the wine is intricate and delicate.  Well balanced, with impressive texture, depth and concentration.

A fine choice for decadent seafood, such as abalone, steamed cod or pan-seared scallops.

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 Single Block Chenin Blanc also promises impressive ageing potential.

After five hours of skin contact, fermentation started in cooled stainless steel tanks.  The fermenting juice was then transferred to large first to third fill French oak barrels.  The wine was left on the healthy lees in these barrels and battonage was performed on a regular basis to naturally enhance the complexity and mouth feel of the wine.
Ageing potential:
10-15 years

Analysis:
Alcohol:  13.5%
TA: 6.3 g/L
pH: 3.33
RS: 2.6 g/L

Situated in a secluded little valley next to a lake on L'Avenir Estate, Block 30 vitally benefits from the cooling effect of breezes that sweep across the water.  Homogenous, poor soil limits vineyard vigour, resulting in balanced vines.  The combination of a unique micro-climate, moderate growth and old vines yield small bunches with tiny berries and concentrated flavour.
PLANTING YEAR:
1971
ALTITUDE:
180 m
NUMBER OF VINES:
3675
TRELLISING SYSTEM:
Trellised bush vines
SOIL TYPE:
Longlands

L'Avenir was a pioneer of old vines Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc, with the first old vine, single vineyard wine produced in 2007.  The celebrated Block 30 Chenin Blanc vineyard has stood the test of time and consistently produces wines of exceptional quality and character.  The L'Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc epitomises authentic, South African Chenin Blanc and is know for its ageability, texture and fine balance.

Tasting Notes

A mesmerising nose of blossoms, ripe pears, sweet oranges and a delicate hint of almond.  A generous wine that lingers on the palate with well-balanced acidity and subtle oak nuances.  With rich fruit flavours and a whisper of honey, the wine is intricate and delicate.  Well balanced, with impressive texture, depth and concentration.

A fine choice for decadent seafood, such as abalone, steamed cod or pan-seared scallops.

One of the driest and earliest vintages in Stellenbosch's history.  The 2017 vintage delivered low yields of small but healthy bunches.  This vintage was characterized by good natural acidity and intense fruit flavours, with very little botrytis.

After five hours of skin contact, fermentation started in cooled stainless steel tanks.  The fermenting juice was then transferred to large first to third fill French oak barrels.  The wine was left on the healthy lees in these barrels and battonage was performed on a regular basis to naturally enhance the complexity and mouth feel of the wine.
Ageing potential:
10-15 years

Analysis:
Alcohol:  14.0%
TA: 5.8 g/L
pH: 3.48
RS: 1.7g/L

Situated in a secluded little valley next to a lake on L'Avenir Estate, Block 30 vitally benefits from the cooling effect of breezes that sweep across the water.  Homogenous, poor soil limits vineyard vigour, resulting in balanced vines.  The combination of a unique micro-climate, moderate growth and old vines yield small bunches with tiny berries and concentrated flavour.
PLANTING YEAR:
1971
ALTITUDE:
180 m
NUMBER OF VINES:
3675
TRELLISING SYSTEM:
Trellised bush vines
SOIL TYPE:
Longlands

The 2.0ha planting of Chenin Blanc is the oldest on the farm. Established in 1973, this single block is also one of the oldest in South Africa still used for vinification. Row and bunch selection of this single block make it possible to produce this Single Block Chenin Blanc. Situated in a cooler pocket of the farm with a southerly aspect and alongside a dam, the soils seldom require additional irrigation during the hot summer months. In special years the block is prone to a touch of carefully monitored Botrytis infection that promotes the production of high quality, intricately complex wine.

Tasting Notes

Appearance:  Brilliant pale gold. Nose: A mesmerizing nose of sun-dried apricots and peach blossoms, ripe yellow pears, sweet oranges and a delicate hint of almonds. Palate: A fruit-rich wine that lingers on the palate with well-balanced acidity and oak nuances. A touch of soft lime and a whisper of almond create an intriguing aftertaste that is both fresh and decadent.

A rich wine and complex wine that calls for equally opulent cuisine, such as confit duck or pan seared scallops.

Consecutive dry vintages led to early ripening and relatively low yields. The grapes were, however, very healthy, with particularly small and flavoursome berries.

Yeast: Selected strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Vin 2000).  Fermentation: Fermentation started at 12-14°C in stainless steel tanks for 3 days and then transferred to Acacia Barrels and 1- 3rdFill French oak to complete fermentation. Maceration: Skin contact limited to 3 hours Malolactic fermentation: None Maturation: Left on the healthy lees, in Acacia and French oak barrels for 12 months, whilst performing battonage on a weekly basis for 3 months, then on a monthly basis. Fining: Bentonite, isinglass, PVPP.

TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2016 L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc-Vintage Notes

2017 L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc-Vintage Notes

2018 L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc-Vintage Notes

L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc-Label

L’Avenir-Single Block Chenin Blanc-Bottle