2019 Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc BIO
The word Anima refers to vital life force or soul. This Chenin Blanc is also called that because the vibrant minerals of Avondale's soil give this wine its own delicious, spicy character and extraordinary energy. A nose that develops intriguingly in the glass. Melon, pineapple, lime and a touch of honey confirm the elegance and fullness. The taste has fresh fruit impressions of gooseberry, quince and peach, with that spicy minerality at the end in the aftertaste. Also here, like all other Avondale wines, completely organic. Veal, quail in orange sauce or sweet and spicy dishes from Asian cuisine. The label on the bottle of the Anima Chenin Blanc is the tree of life and is a modern representation of
the evolutionary tree that shows how all life originates are interconnected through a complex set of relationships
The Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc is made from certified organic Chenin Blanc grapes. Our vines range between 15 and 35 years and provide low yields of between 4 and 8 tons of healthy balanced grapes. The hand-picked, organically grown grapes were harvested at 22˚ - 23° Balling, pressed whole bunch
and then naturally fermented in 500 liter French oak barrels. 15-20% of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches in amphora adding a unique body and length to the wine. After fermentation, the wine remains on the lees for 12 months with regular battonage. Sur Lieu or as they say in South Africa: Vatgegis
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
Avondale is committed to fair and decent living and working conditions for all employees and you can taste that in their wines. Their fresh, luscious yet elegant organic white is named after the Jonty's Ducks, a group of ducks who do their job here as natural pest controllers. Owner Johnathan Grieve employs a "posse" of ducks who patrol the vineyard in search of snails, which eat the vines. The ducks are an environmentally friendly way of avoiding the use of harmful chemicals and thus serve as the guardians of the
vines on Avondale (see also duck surveillance video)
Avondale estate in Paarl is an estate like no other, their attention to detail in the vineyard is second to none. Their ethos, Terra Est Vita, meaning 'soil is life', perfectly encapsulates their approach and meticulous vineyard management. It ensures the premium quality of Avondale's unique naturally made slow wines. The strength of their well-maintained vines leads to excellent grapes bursting with fresh flavors that produce classic wines full of life and character. Entirely organic and biodynamic, under the direction of Jonathan Grieve they produce a range of wines that both individually and collectively exceed all expectations. From Armilla, their globally awarded sparkling wine, to La Luna, their Bordeaux blend. For anyone seeking biodynamic wines with exceptional balance, complexity and elegance, Avondale should not be overlooked.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Aged on wood, Tense, White fruit
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch