2013 Scali "Ancestor" Ancestral Method Sparkling Voor-Paardeberg Paarl (Natural Wine / No Sulfur Added)

SKU #1250628

Winemaker's notes: "100% old-vine Chenin Blanc (planted in 1968). Grapes pressed and juice settled overnight, then racked off the lease. Spontaneous/natural, single fermentation at 14°C until 35g/l residual sugar, when the fermenting juice is bottled under crown cap, slowly continuing fermentation in bottle. Aged on the lease in bottle for 14 months, followed by hand riddling, degorging of the lease and corking. Every process is aimed at turning beautiful, fresh juice into wine with no additions of any sort to give this very natural wine in which the bubbles preserves it. No sulphur added."

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Chenin Blanc

- Also called Pineau de la Loire and Pineau d'Anjou. Chenin Blanc is an expressive white French varietal that makes beautiful dry, sweet and sparkling wines. Traditionally grown in the Loire Valley, the wines made from this varietal are typically labeled geographically. Vouvray Chenins are traditionally medium-sweet; Savennières Chenins are typically bright and crisp; Coteaux du Layon Chenins like Bonezeaux and Quarts de Chaume are among the world's most sought-after sweet wines, and the sparkling Chenins of Saumur are perfumed and delicious. What all of these iterations of the grape have in common is their ability to age, a gift bestowed upon them because of the grape's naturally high-acidity.

South Africa

- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Click for a list of bestselling items from South Africa.
Alcohol Content (%): 13