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2017
Intellego
'The Story of Harry'
Chenin Blanc
Swartland

2017
Intellego
'The Story of Harry'
Chenin Blanc
Swartland

Harry is a fictional character to acknowledge the hard work done in the vineyards by the passionate local Swartland workers.

The Chenin Blanc was planted on decomposed granite soil in 1965. These bush vines are dry-farmed and situated on a North facing slope on poor sandy soil. The fruit ripens quite late compared to the cooler Southern slopes where the morning sun is more abundant. Low yields of 0.7-1.3 tons/acre makes this a crunch wine filled with intense flavors and lovely structure.

Potpourri, citrus and peach on the nose. Really vivid – beautiful fruit expression, fresh acidity and a salty finish. An elegant and understated wine with a really lip-smacking quality to it.

  • Region: Swartland
  • Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Vine Age: 53 years old
  • Soil Type: Decomposed Granitic Sand
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Oak: 7 months in seasoned French barrique & tonneau
  • Production: 75 cases
Winery & Regional Information
SWARTLAND

The Swartland begins roughly 30 miles north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north and the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. Learn More »

INTELLEGO WINES

SWARTLAND

Intellego Wines started off in 2009 as funds from winemaker/founder, Jurgen Gouws' Russian harvest trip as well as selling second hand barrels getting the project of its feet. Intellego translates “to understand” in Latin and is aptly named as Jurgen is just beginning to understand more than the potential of this incredible region. Gouws is one of Swartland’s young guns, a laidback guy with a surfer’s tan and a wry smile. He currently owns no vineyards and no cellar of his own, but developed his own brand Intellego while working at Lammershoek with Craig 'El Bandito' Hawkins. His wall of old barrels... Learn More »

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