Discover Opstal Estate
Bleedekloof, South Africa

MEET THE MAKER:
An interview with Attie Louw

SIP WITH SARA:
Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2017

CARL EVERSON CHENIN BLANC 2017

Slanghoek Valley, South Africa (in Breedekloof)

What to expect:
This single vineyard, old-vine, Chenin Blanc literally stopped us in our tracks. Chenin is the white wine queen of South Africa so it was imperative we found a truly exceptional example. This stunner opens up with cozy aromas of caramelized apples and pears and tart pineapple laced with an exotic, warm spice. On the palate, the wine is elegant and beautifully silky, yet ends with a surprise, cymbal-crash of acidity that makes you want to hit replay again and again. If we could dream up the perfect “winter white” it would be this bottle.

Optimal Experience:
Serve slightly chilled, not too cold. Enjoy with anything in a rich, creamy, cheesy sauce. Indulge a little, it’s sweater weather.