2022 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.
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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.

95 points
"Complex, intense and consistent, it forges a path across the palate and shows an immense staying power even after the wine has left the mouth. Irrepressible."
- Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

IN OUR EYES CHENIN BLANC IS THE INDISPUTABLE STAR VARIETY OF THE SWAN VALLEY / DISTRICT. THIS IS WHY WE ARE SHOWING A NUMBER OF VINEYARDS AND A NUMBER OF EXPRESSIONS. THE VINES ARE A LITTLE HARD TO MANAGE BUT THE RESULTS ARE SO WORTH IT, THE FRUIT IS SUPER VERSATILE. THIS FRUIT COMES FROM 25+ YEAR OLD 'ROCKETS' VINEYARD IN UPPER SWAN ON SWAN VALLEY LOAM.



WHOLE BUNCH PRESSED TO OLD OAK. NATURAL HIGH SOLIDS FERMENT, MONTHLY LEES STIRRING. PASSION FRUIT AND LEMON / LIME PITH AT ITS CORE, WAXY AND MEALY CHARACTERS WITH A LITTLE PRESERVED LEMON. A BIT OF FUNK, A BIT MORE TEXTURE, FOCUSED CITRUSSY ACID PULLS IT THROUGH.

95 points - "The fruit and oak here are in perfect harmony. The 2022 Funky and Fearless Chenin Blanc, which is very consistent with other whites from this warm but excellent year, shows a throttle of fruit that doesn’t let up as the wine travels across the mouth. Complex, intense and consistent, it forges a path across the palate and shows an immense staying power even after the wine has left the mouth. Irrepressible." - Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

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    6 days ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Not as funky and fearless as the name suggests

    Pretty round, solid Chenin, well made but nothing memorable

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