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Koelenhof – Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2020

Koelenhof – Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2020


The wine boasts with a bouquet of yellow apples, white pear and hints of honey, with an appealing freshness on the finish.



SKU: KOE-001
Alcohol Volume: 14.25%
Sugar G/L: 6.2
Type of wine: White Wine
Cultivar: Chenin Blanc
Food Pairing: Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy Food

More Information

In the cellar

The grapes were harvested at 28˚ balling, cold soaked for twelve hours on the skins. Using only the free run juice, fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks and halfway through fermentation transferred to new French oak barrels, where it finished its primary fermentation. Secondary fermentation and ageing for another 312 days in new French oak barrels. Bottled in January 2020 and released August 2020.

In the vineyard

This Bush Vine Chenin Blanc was made from Single Block selected grapes from the farm Sonop, Stellenbosch. The vines, with rootstock Richter 99, were planted in 1982 by Francois du Bois. The soil type, which is derived mainly from granite, is reddish to yellow in colour, acidic with good physical and water-retention properties; mainly Oakleaf, Tukulu and Clovelly soil types.


This wine was made to enjoy now, however, with the proper and appropriate conditions it can be aged for two to three years.


Bush Vine Chenin Blanc

Food Pairing

This wine pairs exquisitely with mild Thai curry, mussels in creamy sauce, pork belly with orange jus, pan fried duck with mango chutney.

Awards and Recognition

Double Gold medal at the Global Fine Challenge 2021
Rated 93 /100 points at the Decanter Wine Awards 2021
Top Single Vineyard Wine award at the Novare Terroir Awards 2021
Gold medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021
Top 100 & Double Platinum at the National Wine Challenge 2021
Rated 92/100 points by Tim Atkins 2021 and 2020

About the Wine Estate

Koelenhof Wine Cellar is situated among vineyard-covered slopes, 14 kilometres outside the beautiful town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape region of South Africa. As far as Stellenbosch wine farms go, visitors can expect to find a wide range of products and services at their winery. Koelenhof Wine Cellar emerged from humble beginnings as a bulk wine producer. The grower-owned winery was established in 1941, with the De Vries family at the helm. Members of the family continue to play an integral role at the winery, supported by a dedicated team of staff and loyal partners. Today, Koelenhof presses 16,000 tons of grapes every year – the fruit of the labour and commitment of 70 local shareholders.

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