Swartland White Wine 'Aristargos'
The blend consists of Chenin blanc (50%), Viognier (20%), Roussanne (12%), Sémillon (10%) Clairette blanche (8%). With old vine Chenin Blanc as their main focus, the Aristargos 2018 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven, with younger Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne blended in. Planting dates vary from 1960 until 2013. Granitic Paardeberg soils form the base of some Chenin blanc vineyards, the two Sémillons and Clairette blanche, while the Marsanne, one Viognier vineyard and more Chenin blanc grows in iron rich clay soils on the western side of Malmesbury, blended with more Viognier, Roussanne and more Chenin blanc from the northerly clay-rich soils, with some vines dating back to 1962. Whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented, matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels.