Stofberg Mia Chenin Blanc 2014
Location: Breedekloof Valley
Winemaker: Mariette Coetzee (nee Stofberg)
Background: Boutique winery Stofberg Family Vineyards are new kids on the block but determined to make an impression by producing affordable yet quality wines. If the Chenin Blanc and Shiraz I tasted recently are indicators of what they can produce then I believe they have a successful recipe for future. It’s a close family business and their biggest devotee, father and grandfather Piet Tof Stofberg, sadly died just after their maiden vintage in 2012. The family decided to name their first range of wines after Piet Tof’s first great grandchild, Mia, who never knew him and also to symbolise the new start for this winery. The grapes for the Mia Chenin Blanc 2014 were picked by hand at the beginning of March and carefully sorted prior to being lightly crushed and pressed. Fermentation took 10 days in stainless steel tanks and before bottling the wine was left on the lees for six weeks.
Result: The wine has a bright straw colour with lovely fresh citrus and tropical aromas. The beautifully balanced palate offers delicious tangy citrus and melon fruit with a clean, crisp acid bite on the finish. The wine, although in its youth, has the body to develop even further making it a pleasure to enjoy for many months ahead.
When to drink: Now until 2016
Drink with what: We enjoyed the wine with a hot chicken salad with roasted cherry tomatoes and almonds with parmesan shavings.
Expect to pay: R58.50
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