Mount Abora Vineyards Chenin Blanc Koggelbos
Koggelbos is an oxidative style wine made from two parcels of low-yielding Swartland vines, aged between 37 and 47 years old: Paardeberg - decomposed granite soil; Malmesbury – shale soil. Winemaker Johan Meyer transforms the grapes from these gnarled, dryland bush vines into an authentic and individualistic expression of grape and place. The grapes were pressed as whole bunches and fermented naturally in a combination of concrete egg and older 300 litre French oak barrels. Warm fermentation on skins and stalks, and warm maceration in tank. The wine was kept on the lees for six months and stirred regularly to enhance the mouthfeel and foster a sustained palate experience.
The wine is unfiltered and sediment may occur. Decant and let it breathe a while, as the style of the wine dictates patience and a Zen approach to enjoyment.