Our Optimist vineyard was planted in 1977 on a south east facing slope which is protected to the north by a scrubland. The style is typically austere in its youth but builds texture, weight and interest as the wine ages. We always release this wine with several years bottle age to show the capacity of Chenin Blanc to age.
The 2018 shows great aromatic intensity of pear and apple skin with wet stone and hints of lanolin and oatmeal. The palate is bright and long with plenty of pear and white floral notes. A great wine with a goats cheese or seafood dishes.