L'Avenir Estate

Single Block Chenin Blanc 2019

Stellenbosch, South Africa

100% Chenin Blanc | 13.5% ABV


We are proud to present this South African white wine made from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes in the Stellenbosch region. Produced from a vineyard that was planted in 1971, L'Avenir Estate's single block Chenin goes through a parcel selection in the vineyard and cellar, combined with minimum intervention winemaking. This results in a true masterpiece.

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The wine displays notes of flint, mineral, pear, quince, toast, and yellow plum.

Service: Serve chilled at 7-13°C.

Food Pairing: Excellent with cheeseboard, fish, pasta in white sauce, poultry, pork, and vegetarian dishes.

The winemaker Dirk Coetzee was mentored by the legendary Stellenbosch “Pope of Pinotage”, Francois Naudé. He specialises in site specific, authentic wines in the most revered winemaking region in South Africa. "L’Avenir is a boutique specialist of modern Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc and Pinotage. Showcasing the versatility and class of Pinotage by producing single vineyard wines, is my greatest passion and pleasure" he says.

Block 2 vineyard is situated at the core of an exclusive geological vein comprising weathered shale on the highest point of L’Avenir Hill. The first single vineyard wine from Block 2 was produced in 2004. This was the start of one of the most iconic South African wines.

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L'Avenir Estate, managed by Edo Heyns, is a family-owned vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a history dating back to 1703. The estate covers 70 hectares, with 66% under vine cultivation and 14% preserved as natural woodland.

The vineyard demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainable practices, highlighted by its regenerative approach to viticulture. This includes prioritising soil health, minimising intervention in the winemaking process, and adopting practices that align with environmental sustainability. L'Avenir focuses on producing high-quality wines, particularly Pinotage, aligning with their vision for the future.

In response to challenges like residential expansion and climate change, L'Avenir is proactively expanding their Pinotage plantings. They have received the Sustainable Agriculture certification from IPW and are recognised by Wieta for socially responsible wine production.

A key aspect of L'Avenir's sustainability approach is their involvement in community development. The estate runs the Pebbles After School Care facility, contributing to local education. L'Avenir maintains a balance between environmental care and community support, underlining their holistic approach to sustainability.

With plans to pursue regenerative viticulture certification, L'Avenir Estate continues to advance its sustainable practices, contributing positively to both the environment and the local community.

White | Still | 75cl | 13.5% ABV | Contains Sulphites

Cellaring: Drinking well now, will develop over 10-15 years.

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