The Running Duck range is made by Stellar Organics – the pioneer winery from Western South Africa. The wines are certified organic and have also been made according to 'Fair for Life' guidelines. This social & fair trade certification ensures that human rights are guaranteed at any stage of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair price.
The brand is named after the Indian runner ducks sent roaming into the vineyards to eat snails and other threats to the vines. This is natural pest control and allows the winery not to use pesticides and other harmful chemicals.
For this wine, see the blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.
Stellar Organics Running Duck Chenin Blanc 2019 - fiche technique
100% Chenin Blanc.
This is a delicate example of the native French grape that South Africa has made its own. There are subtle aromas of stone fruits and melon. It develops nicely on the palate, releasing flavours of almond and white peach. The fullness of the fruit is balanced by a nice clean acidity which leaves a long, crisp refreshing finish.
ABV = 12.5% (that's according to the bottle; the tech sheet above reads 12%).