2022 Streicker Protea Farm Block Chenin Blanc
100% Chenin Blanc
Protea Farm Block, Yallingup
The fruit is harvested at the coldest part of the day, cold crushed to press and skin contacted for 6 hours before gentle pressing. The juice is cold settled and racked to old French oak barriques for fermentation. When fermentation was complete, the wine was then aged on it’s lees with gentle battonage for 7 months before blending and bottling.
A warm and dry growing season with timeous top ups of rain has led to whites of unprecedented purity balanced with formidable power, and reds boasting intense red and blue fruits with striking yet supple tannin and structure.
Peaches, freshly whipped cream and shaved almonds.
A rich entry of ripe stone fruits, lemon curd and grape fruit. Coating natural acidity is laced with tones of apricots, brioche and meringue, culminating in a persistent finish of citrus blossoms and puckering minerality.
Enjoyed for its freshness now or cellar for up to 8 years for further complexity.