Intellego | Chenin Blanc
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or bio-dynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry. Valentina Passalacqua
Name of Estate/Domaine
The Intellego Chenin Blanc is the very first wine that was made under the Intellego label and these grapes are from a vineyard in the South of the Swartland. The label is a picture I took of an abandoned workers house next to the vineyard. These workers contribute massively to the vineyards and work been done there. A powerful expression of chenin blanc with extra ripe tree fruits and sweet acidity.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
Swartland, South Africa
100% Chenin Blanc
The soil is decompose granite. Irrigation: dry farm
The wine sits on the lees for 11 months and no batonage done.
Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation.
- Indigenous yeasts.
- Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
- No fining.
- No filtration.
Fish dished, cheese, white meats, salads