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OpstalCarl Everson Chenin Blanc 2019


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The 2017 ripening and harvest season was a very dry and healthy one which actually proved a challenge for spontaneous fermented wines. The yeast populations in the vineyard were smaller and available nutrients (food for yeast cells) also less. As a result, patience was key as alcoholic fermentation only finished after 2 months in the barrel where after the wine spent a further 8 months in those old French barrels (400 & 500L), before bottling in January 2018. A 5% skin fermented component is an addition to the 2018 vintage which adds great texture.