MMAD Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2022


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The Wine

From the second vintage for the MMAD team, the wetter 2022 season was a blessing, it meant excellent soil moisture going into summer, resulting in a flourishing of cover crops - providing necessary nourishment to beneficial bugs. Come Spring, there was perfect flowering, with an average of 24°C and no surprises leading up to harvest. Overall the vintage was hallmarked with low yields and a cool to mild summer providing notable intensity, freshness and depth across the range.

Easy to wax lyrical about this one. All hand picked 50% into concrete, the rest is whole bunch pressed into large old oak. Frangipanni florals, that flinty wet stone effect, zingy acid, and a waxy feel. Fruit wise, there's citrus peel, cumquat, hessian, and plenty sea spray. The palate is long and framed by crisp acidity, with exciting ageing potential.

The Review 

96 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

"This is a sophisticated white wine. It’s all river stones and nashi pear, apple and cedar, though it’s defined by its smoke/salt/stone characters. It’s also exceptionally poised, dry and tense, all of which suggest that it has a seriously good future ahead of it."