Beaumont Family Wines Chenin Blanc Demi-Sec 2016
I have only made a demi-sec style of Chenin once before. The Loire has always made
beautiful demi-sec styles. The grapes came from our oldest vines planted in 1974. The natural fermentation didn’t fi nish completely dry in this one barrel so I decided to keep it like this and bottle it as a potential wine for my CWG offering. I love the way it expresses the grapes’ purity with that slight bit of residual that makes the wine more complex and layered.
Beaumont Family Wines 'Moerse Moer' Chenin Blanc 2015
Since 2010 I have been bulk filtering the solids of my Chenin juice. This is the 2015 version.
I always found fascinating herbal, acidic gritty flavours in these solids. So with the help of
a bulk filter I cleaned up this juice and then fermented it in barrel for about seven months.
Occasionally winemaking experiments produce something amazing. I love the Afrikaans
description for when something is amazing it’s, “Moerse”! This was a “moerse lekker”
portion of lees (also known as “moer” in Afrikaans).