The Florence range was introduced to offer exciting and youthful blends that can be enjoyed regularly. The range was named after the only granddaughter of Marianne & Fons Aaldering, Florence. From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which also means ‘’prosperous’’ and ‘’to blossom’’.
Colour: Pale straw in colour.
Nose: Tropical fruit is supported by quince and peach blossoms. An enticing minerality lends backbone to the nose and pallet.
Pallet: Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and refreshing acidity lends support to the clean fruit driven flavours derived from the nose.
A wet and cold winter after the drought of 2019 helped the vines in building up sufficient reserves for the 2020 growth season. Even budding and a cool growth season from September till January 2020 laid the foundation for good natural acidity and optimal phenolic ripeness in the grapes. Unusually higher than normal summer rainfall caused higher disease pressure and we were fortunate enough to escape any fungal infections. The rain aided the vines basic water needs and we had to irrigate less thanks to Mother Nature’s bounty. A few heat waves in February accelerated ripening and kept our team on its toes as we had to work hard in order to bring in the Sauvignon blanc and Pinotage at optimal ripeness. With the hot days and cool nights, flavours and colour levels increased and led to the production of concentrated wines with a lively acidity. A great vintage for winemakers and a vintage that was challenging for viticulturists but left those that were diligent with amazing fruit for their labour.
Enjoy right now or age up to 4 years after vintage. Bottled with an agglomerated cork, in order to ensure a flawless aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 8-10°C.
Pair this Chenin Blanc with a prawn salad, fig and goats cheese entrée or a slow roasted chicken marinated with fresh lemons and herb.
ALC: 13,52% RS: 1,5 g/l TA: 5,2 g/l pH: 3,42