Old Vine certified


WOLF & WOMAN Chenin Blanc is a blend of grapes from four different vineyards. Three thereof are located in the Paardeberg region, situated in decomposed granite soils, and were planted in 1980, 1971 and 1968, respectively. The fourth vineyard is situated north of Malmesbury in red iron-rich soils and was planted in 1981. All of the vineyards consist exclusively of dryland bush vines.
All of the grapes were picked early in the morning, packed in crates and spent 24 hours in a cold room. The following day the grapes were whole bunch pressed, and the juices left to settle overnight. No enzymes were used during the settling process. After 24 hours, the juice was transferred to a combination of 300L and 500L old oak barrels. Natural fermentation was allowed to occur, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine matured for 10 months on the lees before blending and bottling.

The final blend consists of 70% decomposed granite soils and 30 % from red iron-rich soils. The decomposed granite components of the wine are linear, mineral and tight, falling within the white fruit spectrum, adding texture, freshness and drive. The iron-derived influences, on the other hand, impart beautiful yellow-fruit spectrum aromatics, and opulence.

Colour: pale straw
Nose: Floral, citrus, lime, stone fruit
Palate: Fruit density, textured and a balanced acidity.
Composition: 100% Chenin blanc
Origin: Swartland
Vineyard: This wine is a blend of four different vineyards. All of them are dryland bush vines which grow respectively within decompose granite and iron-rich soils
Vine age: 55, 52, 43 & 42 years old
Yield: Average 4 tons/ha
Total production: 6 100 bottles

ALCOHOL 13.3 % | PH 3.3




“White wine Discovery of the year”
Chenin blanc 2018, Tim Atkin MW, South Africa 2019 Special Report
“Combining old vine fruit from the Paardeberg and Malmesbury, this is oatmeal-y, complex and layered, with citrus, wet stone, thatch and lanolin notes, some granitic grip and remarkable palate length. Bravo!”
96, Chenin blanc 2018, Tim Atkin MW, South Africa 2019 Special Report
“Chenin Champion”
Chenin blanc 2019, Jancis Robinson MW, The Financial Times
“Every bit as good as the distinguished 2018, this is a triumphant return to form from Jolandie Fouché. Super stony, fresh and lip-smackingly dry, it’s a wonderfully complex, even daring wine, with focused, saline flavours, a hint of oak and layers of citrus peel, green apple and wild herbs.”
95, Chenin blanc 2020, Tim Atkin MW, South Africa 2021 Special Report
“Saline and taut with dried herbs, orange peel and some lovely citrus fruit. This has nice texture and purity coupled with depth. ”
96, Chenin blanc 2021, Decanter South African Panel tasting