Situated at the top of the picturesque Franschhoek valley with spectacular mountain views, Holden Manz Wine Estate lies nestled amongst a selection of wine farms. This 22 hectare winery can be found between the Franschhoek and Stony Brook rivers and features lovely fertile, dark loam soils, a Mediterranean climate and a state-of-the-art winery. The recent addition of 50 kW of solar panels has significantly reduced energy consumption – a big step in their ongoing commitment to sustainable production practices.
Holden Manz Proprietors Blend 2020
A stunning blend of, 40% Chardonnay, 40% Viognier and 20% Chenin Blanc. Pale gold in colour with a bright, flinty nose featuring limes, green apples, tangerine and honeysuckle. 12 months lees contact adds a creaminess and complexity, presenting an appealing full mouth and length. Elegant flavours of citrus and white blossom, knit with a minerality, some salinity and complex acidity provide a long, smooth finish.
The component varietals were harvested individually and vinified separately before blending at 12 months. Stainless steel fermented viognier saw no wood while the chardonnay was barrel fermented using natural yeast and the chenin blanc was 20% barrel fermented using indigenous yeasts. All three components were blended 12 months after fermentation to produce a moreish wine which celebrates each of the varieties.