Made from 45-year old bush vines in the Perdeberg, this single varietal expression of the wonderfully versatile Chenin Blanc grape will impress a wide variety of palettes.
Set apart by zesty acidity and floral character, Tributary’s freshness, decent body and aromatic generosity delivers enough appeal to attract fans of the grassier Sauvignon Blanc and the more buttery notes of Chardonnay while Chenin’s genetic link to Riesling underpins it’s ability as an age-worthy wine.
South Africa is the world’s leading producer of Chenin Blanc where the grape represents about one vine in five. The varietal hails from the Loire Valley in France where it is prized as a premium quality grape capable of producing world-class wines, in the new-world it is often seen as a workhorse variety due to its fantastic versatility.
Explaining Flagstone’s delay in introducing a Chenin, which Bruce Jack calls a “Cinderella” variety due to its steady image overhaul from “workhorse” to “princess” in South Africa, Jack comments “At the premium end, you’ve really got to be confident in the vineyard.”
Flagstone’s Tributary is that confident expression of Chenin’s capacity for depth, complexity and finesse in a zesty dry style with crisp, dancing acidity in a premium wine.
As an accomplished player in food and wine pairings, its impressive acidity balances spicy cuisine and its light, dry style brightens up salads, chicken and seafood dishes.
Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc is available from select retailers nationwide at RSP R98.00
Colour: Brilliant gold with green tint.
Bouquet: Fresh peach, ripe apricot and dried pear introduce exotic aromas of this noble grape.
Palate: Tropical notes follow through to palate with hints of stone fruit and vanilla, finishing with a well-balanced crisp acidity.