Storm Point Chenin Blanc was made to show what a well-adapted variety can do in the Swartland’s unruly landscape and intense growing season. Thanks in large part to the granitic soils found in the Swartland, the hallmarks of this wine are intense aromatics, powerful flavors and bright acidity. Year after year, it continues to deliver exceptional value for its quality; in both 2022 and 2019, it was featured on a New York Times “20 Wines Under $20” list. As for the name, Storm Point is a reference to the ‘Cabo das Tormentas’ or ‘Cape of Storms’ that Bartolomeu Dias rounded successfully in 1488, and it pays homage to the rugged, wind-blown climate of the Swartland.
The grapes were hand harvested. A cool, controlled fermentation (with native yeast now for the third vintage) occurred in stainless steel and the wine was left on its gross lees for nine months. Stainless steel was chosen to encapsulate the freshness and vitality of the grapes. The wine was bottled unfined with a light sheet filtration and dosage of sulfur.