Intellego | Elementis (Skin Contact)
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically 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
Elementis is Latin and refers to the 4 natural elements of earth, water, fire & air. The bottle symbolises the region from where the grapes originate while the umbrella is the contrast as it symbolises the style in which the wine is made – skin contact. The red of the hand symbolises fire, the yellow water, the green umbrella earth and the blue air.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
Swartland, South Africa
100% Chenin Blanc
The soil is decompose granite. Irrigation: dry farm
Destemmed and fermented on the skins for 13 days in open tanks.
Aged in old 500L barrels for 10 months.
- Indigenous yeasts.
- Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
- No fining.
- No filtration.
Fish dished, cheese, white meats, salads