Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2016 edition review of South African Chenin Blanc (see blue link below).
Radford Dale Renaissance CB 2015 - Nov 2016 Decanter review
The fruit for this wine is grown in a single block of old, un-irrigated bush vine Chenin on the footslopes of the Helderberg Mountain, facing south-east across False Bay.
This wine was 100% barrel fermented and matured, using only artisanal Burgundy cooperages. Only older barrels made of oak (from the Allier & Vosges forests) were used, to preserve the purity and clarity of the fruit. The wine was matured for 9 months. Through deeper understanding of the vineyard - rather than manipulating the wine - the winemakers have been able to create a wine that reflects its terroir through freshness, elegance, finesse and purity.