Bosman ‘Optenhorst’ Chenin Blanc 2021

Bosman ‘Optenhorst’ Chenin Blanc 2021


Whole-bunch pressed, settled overnight and the clear juice drawn off in the morning. Spontaneous fermentation occurred in both a concrete tank and older French oak barrels. The wine matured in these vessels for 12 months to build mouthfeel whilst retaining freshness.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with a vibrant golden rim. A mélange of apricots, nectarines, grapefruit rind, honey and almond brittle. A beautiful restrained mouth feel. Finishes with a lively, mineral accent.


Alcohol: 12.0 %
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l
pH: 3.52
Wine of Origin: Wellington

Special Notes

The Optenhorst Chenin Blanc was planted in 1952, making it the third oldest Chenin vineyard in the country and officially an Old Vine wine.

We endeavour to let the wine express its unique heritage which involves natural fermentation, maturation in older barrels for a short period to minimise the effects of the wood and allow the gentle, multi-layered fruit to come through.

We believe that Wellington, and particularly the Bovlei, will become a bastion of good Chen ins; and that the Optenhorst Chenin Blanc will lead the way.


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Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Food Paring

Fish, Pork, Poultry

Type of Wine


Chenin Blanc