Who makes it?
Sigurd is the passion of a young Australian winemaker, Dan Graham. Dan was a 2021 finalist in the Australian awards the ‘Young Guns of Wine’. He is a specialist in minimal intervention wines. This Chenin Blanc is just one of a wide range of reds, whites and even a rose.
How do they make it?
The Chenin Blanc for this wine comes from the old vines in the Clare Valley. A region that is renowned for its impeccable Riesling however, has pockets of treasures such as this. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and a third were transferred into old Russian oak to ferment.
What does it taste like?
That 7 months in old oak has given this Chenin a spicy biscuity character. This complements the grapefruit and apple fruit. It has also given the wine a silkiness. Either way, this is a wine to sit and contemplate.
What to drink it with?
Enjoy with fish or chicken, a vegetable bake or just by itself.
Quickie review « This is a Chenin Blanc with a silky personality and a savoury spice. »
Country of Origin: Clare Valley, Australia
Tasting Date: July 2021
Price: UK£x | AU$35
Drink: now – 3+ years
Needs food: no
Like the sound of this Chenin Blanc, you might enjoy this Reyneke Chenin Blanc.
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