Bellingham The Bernard Series Chenin Blanc 75CThe Bernard Series is a tribute to the determination and maverick spirit of Bellingham’s co-founder Bernard Podlashuk. Celebrated as a trail-blazing visionary, Bernard’s tenacity and courage established the winery’s stellar reputation and helped shape the South African wine industry we know and love today.
Wine of Origin: CoastalThe grapes for this celebrated wine come from three exceptional vineyards planted from 1971 to 1983. These low-yielding old bush vines allow the grapes to grow in their most natural state, with the ideal amount of vigour and exposure to sunlight. They are planted in mineral-rich, weathered, granite soil and cooled by breezes from both Table Mountain and False Bay. This terroir yields fruit with rare complexity, stellar acidity, and balance. From the 35-year-old vines to the 10 month maturation, to your hands, time has been the master craftsman of this wine.The wine is shaped by its mainly cool climate Cape Town origin and exudes bright citrus and tropical notes with hints of ripe lime and beautiful peach and apricot stone fruit on the nose. The palate is fresh, elegant and bright with distinctive natural fruitiness and gentle spice. Overall, a fruit forward and seamless wine with power and balance.
The Bernard Series Limited Release Old Vine Chenin Blanc, first released in 2007, was one of the first Old Vine wines to be produced in South Africa. Old Vines reflect the earth and terroir in which they grow, with deep roots, and through many layers of soil. They are nuanced, complex and resilient, only accomplishing Old Vine status after 35 years. At this point they have seen many seasons under careful, tender hands, which further sets them apart. A world-first, this wine proudly holds the Certified Heritage Vineyard seal, which independently certifies the plant date of a vineyard from which a wine is made.
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Our founder, Bernard Podlashuk, is celebrated for his daring vision, adventurous approach and creative risks that helped shape the course of South African wine. His tenacity and innovative flair inspired this Chenin Blanc, a thoroughly contemporary, elaborately intricate wine with a compelling individualistic character that reflects the tremendous history of some of the oldest bush vines in the Cape. Handpicked and naturally fermented to preserve the opulent tropical fruit flavours with hints of honey and oak spices on the finish.
Certified Heritage Old VinesPartly barrel aged : 10 months in French oak barrelsFruit component fermented in concrete tank and AmphoraeCool ClimateVegan and Vegetarian Friendly2022 vintage: Gold at Decanter, Veritas & Michelangelo Wine Awards2022 vintage: 93 points Tim Atkin100% Chenin blanc
Pack size: 75CL
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