South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2021 Camino Africana Single Vineyard Old Vine Chenin Blanc

David Finlayson Wines


This is a dry white wine with a medium body. The wine was made with the absolute minimum intervention and to allow the old vines to express the true flavours of the site and variety with as gentle a human touch as possible. The wine has an unmistakable minerality and the salty, umami flavour on the palate that can only be found when vines have struggled for decades to make their mark in the soil. This wine signifies something truly special to the winemaker and it part of their journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, "The African Way".


Sandy, loam topsoil to granitic and gravel subsoil.


All grapes were hand picked from two vineyards of bushvines planted in the 1960s, pressed whole bunch and then fermented with natural yeast in older French oak barrels. Sulphured after primary fermentation to prevent malolactic fermentation, followed by 12 months maturations on the lees.