Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc
Fresh pineapple, yellow peach, litchi and a hint of gunsmoke greet the nose. Ripe orchard fruits are revealed on a medium-bodied palate that has lovely linearity and tension. The wine is poised and balanced, with a great combination of ripeness and mineral tension. Maturation in oak has resulted in characters of warm toasted brioche and roasted almonds, and the maturation on fermentation lees has given a creamy integration to all the flavor components. The Quinta Essentia blend is made from only the best barrels, after which the blend of different vineyards is matured for a further two months in stainless steel. The final blend was given a light fining and bottled with minimal filtration in January 2019.