2019 Force Celeste Chenin Blanc

Swartland, South Africa

From a single vineyard on the Paardeberg, dry farmed and mostly bushvines. 90% fermented in stainless steel with 10% in old French oak. 30% skin contact for 4 weeks giving texture and grip. Aged on lees for 8 months, with no filtering, fining or SO2. Beautifully clean and vibrant Chenin Blanc, showing purity on the nose and on the palate. A lovely salty tang running throughout, with persistent lemon and pear characters. Bone dry and refreshing with fantastic texture and mouthfeel. Pair with Bangalow Sweet Pork cutlets.


  • Style & Food Matching

    From a single vineyard on the Paardeberg, dry farmed and mostly bushvines. 90% fermented in stainless steel with 10% in old French oak. 30% skin contact for 4 weeks giving texture and grip. Aged on lees for 8 months, with no filtering, fining or SO2. Beautifully clean and vibrant Chenin Blanc, showing purity on the nose and on the palate. A lovely salty tang running throughout, with persistent lemon and pear characters. Bone dry and refreshing with fantastic texture and mouthfeel.

    Pair with Bangalow Sweet Pork cutlets.

    Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: Chenin Blanc

    Decant: Recommended

    Closure: Cork

    Farming Practices: Practising Organics

    2010 Damijan Podversic Kaplja Bianco
  • Swartland, South Africa

    Mother Rock is a collaboration between winemaker Johan 'Stompie' Meyer and UK importer Ben Henshaw. The Mother Rock range is primarily concerned with expressing the combination of soil type and grape variety. The Force Celeste label has been created to produce an affordable range of natural wines. Johan’s wines are on the extreme edge of South African winemaking – they quite often have (harmless) sediment.


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