Chenin Blanc "Weathered Hands" Dewaldt Heyns, Paardeberg Valley, Swartland 2017/18
Dewaldt Heyns, Paardeberg Valley, Swartland
Dewaldt Heyns is one of the Cape's most respected winemakers.” Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate November 2015
Dewaldt Heyns, one of the most talented South African winemakers, has achieved his lifelong dream of making wines from the tiny parcel of ancient vines in his father’s 1.1ha vineyards in Paardeberg Valley, Swartland. Inspired by his time spent learning his craft in the Rhône, it is clear to see its ‘Old World’ influence on his wines, especially his Shiraz ‘Weathered Hands’. After graduating from Elsenburg, he began work at Rust en Vrede with Kevin Arnold who, he says, played a significant role in the way he regards wine.
Weathered Hands Chenin Blanc is Dewaldt’s latest project, a barrel aged Chenin made with old vines from his father’s vineyards in Swartland. This great wine, with its lovely creaminess, balance, and perfect use of oak, proves the quality of top South African Chenin
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc