07 Sep 2018
Camino Africana - Another exceptional Cape Chenin Blanc
The Finlayson family is well known in the Cape for having been involved in wine production for three generations, and now the youngest generation is well known for crafting some of South Africa's most cutting edge wines.
Already well-known in the South African wine industry with his highly successful Edgebaston label, which focuses on estate grown fruit, David Finlayson has ventured out and started the Camino Africana label, searching out the unique opportunities that the Cape winelands had to offer. Sourcing fruit from some of the Cape's oldest and most neglected vineyards has allowed David's Camino Africana project to make some pretty impressive wines. With a minimalist approach as a winemaker, the wines are made to allow the full expression of the vineyard and its old vine material.
The Camino Africana Chenin Blanc, sourced from two old vineyards in Stellenbosch, planted in 1947 (South Africa's second oldest Chenin Blanc vineyard) and 1961 respectively, has been catching some noteworthy reviews of late. The 2015 Camino Africana Chenin Blanc received one of South Africa's top wine awards, the coveted Five Star review from the Platter's South African Wine Guide. The just released Edgebaston David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2016 garnered an impressive 93 pts Wine Spectator, where they called it: "Intense, featuring rich waves of melon, fig, pear and yellow apple fruit." We are offering this extremely small production (250 cases total), old vine Chenin Blanc for $34.99 and $29.99 on a six bottle or more purchase. Cape Chenin has really been in the spotlight as of late and this is a great example of why.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00