Dowie Doole DD Chenin Blanc 2022


The team believes that the fruit for this wine came from the oldest Chenin Blanc vineyard in the country, part of the DD portfolio, which was planted in 1933. It is located in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale, with fermentation in stainless steel followed by time on lees and 8% of the wine moved to old French oak. Yellow gold hue, the nose offers notes of orange rinds, pears, dry herbs, figs and bergamot. Good persistence with notable strength to this wine, there is fine balance, decent length and good weight. Chenin Blanc has a deserved reputation as being one of the longest lived of all grapes – red or white – and this example should easily last six to ten years, probably considerably more. An impressive Chenin.