- Manufacturer country:Republic of South Africa
- Manufacturer:The Grape Grinder the line Heart of Africa
- Wine type:white
- Sugar content:dry
- Grape sort:Chenin Blan
The main idea of the Heart of Africa line is that wine is a living organism with its own history and character. That is why each position in the line has a comparison with African animals, with which the character of the wine is associated.
The Chenin Blanc grape has a long history in the Old World, particularly in France for over 1300 years. But it was in South Africa that this variety found a new home for itself and became a hallmark of the country's winemaking like Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand.
For the production of Heart of Africa Chenin Blanc the grapes are harvested from 30-year-old vines that have been cultivated using only organic farming methods. The vineyards are not additionally irrigated, which allows for a high-quality harvest of small quantities. The berries are hand-picked and carefully sorted. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks at low temperatures. Next, the wine is aged on lees for 6 months.
The company has two wineries, The Juno Wine Company and The Grape Grinder, and the latter is where Heart of Africa is made. The grapes for the production are bought from the best vineyards, selecting partners according to important criteria: social responsibility, sustainable labor and agricultural methods.
Color: rich straw color.
Aroma: the bright aroma combines notes of ripe fruit, citrus fruits, honey and nuts.
Taste: fresh, full, harmonious. Hints of grapefruit, plum, caramel and nuts dominate. The wine has bright acidity and pleasant minerality, with a hint of spice in the aftertaste.
Gastronomy: seafood, fish and poultry.
Recommended serving temperature: 8-10°C.