Cape Winemakers Guild

Kleine Zalze Granite Selection Chenin Blanc 2013

This ‘one barrel selection’ wine was crafted from a small portion of saprolite granite soil from a Helderberg mountain range. The grapes were from a 31 year old bush vine vineyard block which I saved from bulldozers. They were hand-selected and picked at 24,3 degrees balling, with a natural acidity of 7,52 g/litre with 3,49 pH. They were reductively crushed and given a 24 hour extended skin contact period before settling. Halfway through cold fermentation, at 12 degrees balling, the wine was racked into a Seguin Moreau Icon Burgundy barrel and spent, with fermentation, 16 months on the lees before bottling. Tasting Notes: Concentrated aromas of citrus-lime, herbs and winter melon fruit on the nose with fresh layers of apple on the palate. This magical finesse of fruit is well supported by the second fill French oak tannins that are well-integrated in the wine and gives this wine a tight, fresh and long, creamy, earthy finish.

Winemaker: Johan Joubert -…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 100.00
  • Lowest: R 1 400.00
  • Average: R 1 660.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 51
  • Cases Auctioned 20


  • Alc: 14.65 vol%
  • RS: 2.20 g/l
  • TA: 7.80 g/l
  • pH: 3.15

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