2014 Sirkel (Scali) Chenin Blanc Voor-Paardeberg Paarl
Winemaker's Notes: "Expressive fresh, tropical fruit flavour with well structured minerality. Youthful, friendly and inviting, this wine is ready to be enjoyed now. Sirkel encapsulates our dream of fulfilling our mission to be custodians of earth and guardians of man, caring for what has been entrusted to us. This wine completes the full seasonal circle by giving back to the land and the people committed to its creation. Grapes are hand harvested before being de-stemmed, crushed and pressed. Spontaneous fermentation turns the juice into wine, with minimal interference. Partly fermented and aged in inox and partly in old French oak barrels, followed by bottling on premise. Every process is done with as little intervention as possible and as naturally as possible in the Scali winery. Our aim is to have as little impact on the environment as possible and therefor we use light weight glass bottles, natural wax as capsules and recycled paper labels, and each SIRKEL design is individually hand stamped on the label by seasonal workers in the off season, when they would normally not have an income. This labour intensive waxing, stamping and labelling forms part of our community project to benefit people in our vicinity with a means to sustain their families, and we’re very proud of what they are achieving!"