David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch

Awards and Accolades

David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch
David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch

South Africa's best Chenin Blanc wines are a totally different animal to the every day, crisp, refreshing style of white wine you might be used to. Think richer, with an opulent golden colour. Pear and nectarine combined with fruit crumble all mingle on the nose and palate.

In short, these are venerable wines, from gnarly old bush vines that have struggled to survive for decades in the challenging African environment. Wines from these toughened vines are rare, and so limited in quantity. That said, it's worth splashing out for a bottle to turn a special meal into an even more extraordinary event.

One of the very few South African Chenins to be given a Five-star Platter Guide rating, it's for those who appreciate the finer things in life..

Available to buy as a single bottle
Red letter day for Chenin Blanc wine lovers. This wine comes from the second oldest Chenin Blanc vineyard in South Africa (but no, it's not the second cheapest wine). Rich, broad, plush - it's a fine expression of the country's signature white grape
0 review(s)
"

Regular Price: £36.50

Special Price £26.99

- +
Save 15% Add 2 £22.99 a bottle

Percentage Alcohol

14.2

Region

Stellenbosch

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc

Country

South Africa

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Oaked White

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayGame Bird, Spicy Foods, Vegetarian

Regular Price: £36.50

Special Price £26.99

  • Meet The Producer

  • Customer Reviews

  • Food & Wine Match

The Producer

Small in size but large in stature, Edgebaston consists of just 22 hectares of vines. David oversees all vineyard and winemaking activity, with a holistic and quality-driven approach. The estate uses only organic fertilisers in the vineyards and care is taken at every step of the winemaking process to ensure that all wines are produced in the most environmentally friendly manner.
The wines are enticing, fresh and pure, with an underlying but unmistakable European influence. As you might have guessed, awards are plentiful, with Edgebaston wines regularly receiving top points in South African wine bible, The Platter Guide and the winery a winner in The Wine Merchant Top 100 awards.
More Edgebaston wines

The Winemaker

Named after his mother's birthplace, Edgebaston winery in Stellenbosch is the brainchild of David Finlayson who bought the original farm plot back in 2004. A third-generation Cape winemaker whose grandfather Dr Maurice Finlayson started the family wine business at Hartenburg farm, David followed in his father Walters' footsteps, qualifying at Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch. Stints in Australia at Peter Lehmann Wines and in Bordeaux at the world renowned Château Margaux ensured a very well-rounded career path before returning to work with Walter at yet another stellar winery, Glen Carlou, in 1994.

The Region

The Edgebaston vineyards are planted on very deep, rich clay soils. This is unique to this particular part of Stellenbosch, which helps to produce wines with an excellent structure, classic style and very specific mineral character.
A total of eleven varietals are grown on the estate, with both classic single varietal wines such as the Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah and 'rockstar' blends including The Pepper Pot Red and Berry Box White which offer a twist on the usual grape blends. Ever the experimenter, David's recent project Camino Africana involves cherry-picking specific plots and clonal selections for the release of two stunning wines - a Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc - the culmination of his life and work in South Africa.
More Stellenbosch wines

There are no reviews for this product yet.

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Roast Pheasant With Lemon And Rosemary

Contrast the delicate savoury flavours in this dish with a light to medium-bodied red or a fuller-bodied, oaked white - both with good fruit intensity. This South African Chenin Blanc is a beautiful food match to try.
Full recipe

Bobotie

A traditional South African dish calls for a traditional South African wine.
Bobotie is made of spiced mince and a creamy egg-based topping. It matches well with rich, spiced white and red. David Finalyson's Single Vinyard, oak aged Chenin Blanc will definitely hold it's own in this food match.
Full recipe

Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Pilaf

A tasty vegan pilaf for all occasions, whip up this simple, healthy dish to satisfy any guest. We promise all will devour this warming dish, especially with a glass of David Finlayson Chenin Blanc.
Full recipe


Rude Wines on Facebook Rude Wines on Twitter Rude Wines on Instagram