"Only fruit selected from our oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in 1974 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness.. The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving it a richer and fuller palate. Fresh, clean and powerful fruit which will develop beautifully over the next 5 – 10 years in bottle. Matches brilliantly with seafood especially scallops and then any beautifully spicy Asian dish. 13.3% alc."
"91 pt ... The 2014 Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc comes from the estate’s two oldest blocks of vine, fermented in barrel in a combination of settled and unsettled juice to obtain a more leesy, reductive character. Matured in 15% new oak. The palate has good weight in the mouth, quite creamy in texture with hints of brioche and sherbet towards the appealing finish."
"94 pts ... Creamy yet focused, leesy and sensitively oaked, it has complex tangerine and tarte tatin flavours and a long, satisfying finish. A great site and a great Chenin."