Winery Details

About the Winery

Cape Wine Match is the essential link between a portfolio of carefully selected wines from diverse regions in South Africa and vibrant markets in Canada, USA, South America and the Caribbean. 

Market knowledge, product backup and brand positioning form part of our commitment to service excellence.

Cape Wine Match – matching people, wine and markets.

From the House of Mandela - The wines are not just about the juice in the bottle. They are the story of the House of Mandela and the story of the rainbow nation of South Africa. Lineage and maintaining our legacy plays an important part of our story, and incorporating wine into the House of Mandela is our way of claiming who we are, where we come from and belong. It is a way of paying homage not only to our father and grandfather, but also honoring our ancestors

House of Mandela – Phumla – Chenin

About the wine

The Chenin Blanc has a pale straw colour with a bright green tinge. The nose is vibrant with concentrated aromas of citrus and pineapple. On the palate lime and grapefruit meets quince with a crisp, refreshing acidity. The mouthfeel is lightly textured with a hint of minerality that balances the fruit flavours and brings elegance to the finish.

A fresh primary fruit driven wine!

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

2020

White Grapes

100 % Chenin Blanc

Winemaking process

The grapes are handpicked, destemmed, and lightly crushed into a bag-press.  The free-run juice settles overnight at 8°Celsius using pectolytic enzymes. The juice is then covered with carbon dioxide blankets to prevent oxidation. The wine is then inoculated, and fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 14 – 16°C for approximately 15 days.

Cellaring