Dessert wine

Botrytis Selection Chenin Blanc 2014

After writing 3 sets of tasting notes for these “sticky” mothers-of-all-wines, I am fast running out of superlatives! Each is different but I have come to realise they owe little of their enormous character and flavour profiles to their varietal heritage. Of more importance is the ripeness of the grapes at the point at which botrytis sets in, the weather thereafter, the steel-balled patience of both viticulturist and winemaker and finally the fermentation environment provided and maintained for the yeast to grow and carry out their ancient biblical conversion.

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