Having established itself as South Africa’s Home of Chenin Blanc, Perdeberg Wines has added to its diverse collection with the launch of The Dry Land Collection Fortitude Fortified Chenin Blanc 2021. The latest addition forms part of Perdeberg’s award-winning The Dry Land Collection of ultra-premium wines.
Made from dryland cultivated grapes, namely vineyards that receive no irrigation, Fortitude showcases the uniqueness of the Chenin Blanc varietal grown in this terroir using age-old traditions. The grapes for the wines were sourced from old bush vine vines, planted in the best soils where they would be sustainable, with seasonal rainfall as the only water supply. Without irrigation, the crops weigh less, with smaller bunches and smaller berries that give intense fruit flavour. These grapes are picked by hand.
The Dry Land Collection Fortitude Fortified Chenin Blanc 2021 appeals to enthusiasts who understand and appreciate natural winemaking processes and will enjoy sharing these expressions with others at elegant dinners and special occasions. Cellarmaster Albertus Louw describes this new addition as displaying a deep gold colour with aromas of dried apricots, ripe yellow fruit and nuances of peach. On the palate flavours of litchi, candied citrus and undertones of honeycomb are prominent. Sip slowly on its own, chilled, or serve with desserts, cheese platters or butternut soup. Enjoy now or leave to age further for the next five to eight years. Available directly from the cellar at R130 per bottle, at Perdeberg’s Online Wine Shop or at select retail outlets nationwide