Chenin Blanc 'Sirkel', Scali

Type: White Wine
Style: Ripe & Fruit Driven
Vintage: 2020
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
White Meat
Wine Notes
Flavours Apricot, Melon, Vanilla
About the wine

Delicious, ripe, tropical fruit of melon, golden delicious apples, apricots and pineapple reflect the excellent, warm growing season. Meanwhile, the slight saline mineral character brings about an exciting complexity, thanks to the specific granite and shale soils of the vineyards and accentuated by Paarl's proximity to the sea and the sea breezes rolling in from the Atlantic ocean, collecting at the foothills of the Hawequas mountains. These breezes also help to keep the acidity fresh and lively. The wine is youthful and approachable, and ready to be enjoyed now.

The Chenin Blanc grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed, crushed and pressed. Spontaneous fermentation turns the juice into wine. Every part of the process is conducted with minimal intervention. Fermented in stainless steel and bottled on site. Every process is done with as little intervention as possible and as naturally as possible in the Scali winery.

About the wine

Scali aim to have as little impact on the environment as possible, which extends to their choice of bottling and packaging. They use light weight glass bottles, natural wax for the capsules and recycled paper labels. Each SIRKEL design is individually hand stamped on the label by seasonal workers in the off season, when they would normally not have an income. This labour intensive waxing, stamping and labelling forms part of Scali's community project to benefit people in the vicinity with a means to sustain their families.