Herbarium Cape White 2020
Maanschijn Herbarium Cape White 2020
Wine of Origin Walker Bay
Product of South Africa
Case 6 x 750 ml
The heritage building inside which Maanschijn crafts its wines has lived many lives. Previously a stable, it was also later inhabited by a Walker Bay local, Oom Sampie, who, within its walls, used to dry an assortment of indigenous flowers for sale at the local market.
Three varieties make up this Cape White blend: Chenin blanc, Verdelho and Sauvignon blanc. The vineyards, all located in the southern, cooler Walker Bay wine district, are surrounded by the rich expanse of the Cape’s fynbos kingdom.
The fruit was pressed, settled and racked to aged French oak. Fermentation occurred spontaneously, with maturation lasting nine months, on lees. The wine was blended and bottled, by hand, without fining or filtration.