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Boekenhoutskloof Patina Chenin Blanc 2019

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 13%
  • Origin: Swartland/South Africa
  • Grapes: Chenin Blanc


An exciting new addition to our extensive SA range from one of our favourite producers.

In 2014 Boekenhoutskloof purchased Goldmine Farm in Swartland, situated on the Riebeeksrivier Road, between Riebeek-Kasteel and Malmesbury the vineyards sit on the south-western slopes of the Kasteelberg. This pocket of the Swartland undoubtedly produces some of the finest grapes in the appellation.

The name Patina is derived from these origins; referencing the gold prospectors with their mining pans and the patina that developed on their equipment over time.

The nose is initially shy, yet very complex, offering subtle layers of citrus and stone fruit aromas, and whiffs of angelica, acacia flower and allspice. Flavours of lemon, yellow apple and nectarine follow through onto an elegant, balanced palate with delicate notes of greengage, papaya, yellow apple and passion fruit. The wine is light to medium-bodied, with a smooth, fleshy texture and vibrant, integrated acidity. Lime zest, green apple and lemongrass linger on a clean, refreshing finish with hints of orange blossom, ginger and saffron.

93/100 Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2021 "Patina comes from a 1.6- hectare parcel planted on schist soils in 1996. Partially fermented on skins, it has good grip, taut acidity and layers of pear, green apple and beeswax. Concrete eggs add some focus to the vanilla oak spice. 2021-25"