2019 Vino Volta Funky & Fearless Chenin Blanc

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Vino Volta |Swan Valley |Chenin Blanc
Textural Chenin Blanc with a little bit of funk. For lovers of the classic honeyed, toasty still of Chenin, this is for you.

Sale price$35.00


This is the textural, more classic example of Chenin Blanc from the Vino Volta duo.

Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann are really passionate about Chenin Blanc. Showcasing the varieations created from different vineyards and with different winemaking techniques in and around the Swan Valley region. These are 25+ year old vines in the north of the region, from the Rockets vineyard, planted on sandy loam.

It's made in a fairly textural style, focusing in on the waxy, mouth-filling characters that make Chenin so distinctive as a variety.

It's shapely, pithy and very easy to knock back.




92 Points - "Funky, yes. Fearless, unsure. It smells like preserved lemons with ginger and tastes kind of the same. There's some slickness to texture, slippery all up, good concentration of flavour too. Slides long, just under medium weight, tonic water and saline characters to finish." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95 Points - "Fruit from Rocket's vineyard, hand picked and pressed to old oak, wild ferment, monthly bâtonnage. This has that stern, textural edge that chenin can have, plumped out by crushed cashew, native bush blossoms and oyster shell. It's still sheepy, it's layered, and the acidity that weaves in and out of the fruit is salty and very fine. A lot going on here, and a beautiful expression of one of the many directions in which chenin will be amiably pushed." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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