Cousins Danie and Hugo are 5th generation growers with prime vineyards in the Swartland, Devon Valley and the very exciting Polkadraai ward in Stellenbosch. Great wine is made in the vineyards and they supply a roll-call of exceptional producers – names like Alheit Vineyards, Crystallum, Raats Family Wines, Thorne & Daughters, Mulderbosch & LeRiche to name but a few. Embodying the drive of the new generation Hugo and Danie decided not only to sell grapes and have other people make great wines from them but to make some wine too. So started Carinus Family Wines using their selection from their 100s hectares to focus on what works in each area.
Carinus Family Vineyards Chenin 2018
“The nose shows hay, citrus and peach plus a little lees contact-related reduction. Good fruit concentration, punchy acidity and a savoury, slightly bitter finish. At 12.5%, it’s a degree lighter in alcohol than the 2017 and it manages to be both deliciously more-ish and quite complex.”
From a 37 year old dry-farmed Malmesbury vineyard in the Swartland with Red Granitic soils. Fermented in old oak.