The Patatsfontein Steen is now in its eighth vintage and Reenen, Henk and Fritz finally feel they are really heading in the right direction with the single-vineyard expression of terroir. This wine has risen the ranks of the great Chenin Blancs in South Africa in a very short time. Reenen continues to harness the shrieking acidity and minerality that the Patatsfontein brings at 2,000 feet in elevation in the Keisie Valley of the Klein Karoo. The soils here have a heavy lime base which brings a ‘Burgundy-esque’ finesse to the wine.
Pear, peach, citrus and fynbos on the nose while the palate has great poise and energy – it’s a wine that offers great refreshment value but equally is intricate and delicate. An absolute pleasure to drink. Release is set for the beginning of March and the price will be R390 a bottle.