Blackwater Blanc, 2014, Swartland, South Africa
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This is not your everyday run-of-the-mill white blend. It is surely memorable though. Skin fermented Chenin blanc (7 days) blended with 2013 Semillon (aged on lees for additional year) and a smidge of Bourboulenc. The blend was aged for a further 16 months in old barrels.
Francois Haasbroek is, in our opinion, the man who made Waterford Estate the Stellenbosch legend that it is. But he always had a dream of going it alone. So when he'd finished his shift he'd go searching for under appreciated vineyards, ones whose grapes would disappear into blends, and then he'd stay up until 3am vinifying them. Then he'd head back to work at Waterford the next day.