August 1, 2023

Wildeberg Wild House Chenin Blanc

Who makes it?

Wildeberg is a wine producer in the South African Franschhoek region on the edge of Coastal region. They make a wide range of wines with a focus around Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Syrah, Cinsault and Cabernet Franc. They have access to very old dry-grown bush vines. Interestingly that includes old bush grown Semillon vines. 

How do they make it?

This is an unoaked Chenin Blanc fermented in stainless steel. To give the wine texture though, it has had 9 months of lees contact. This lees contact adds weight and body and flavour.

What does it taste like?

This is a dry white wine. That lees adds some spice to the apple and floral aromas and flavours. It becomes more stonefruit in ripeness on the finish. It is softer, thanks to that lees time, and it is made for easy drinking. 

Long, juicy and very quaffable.

What to drink it with?

This wine has enough depth of flavour to enjoy with lightly spiced dishes such as salt and pepper squid. Or just a tempura battered fish and chips down on the beach watching the sunset. You have plenty of options here.


Enjoy this with feta, ricotta and chevre.

Quickie review « Spiced apple and stonefruit mark this as a well judged white. »

Country of Origin: Western Cape, South Africa
Tasting Date: May 2023
Price:  UK £ 9
Drink: now – 3+ years 
Needs food: no
Source: Tasting

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