Clos de Ste. Anne is a single vineyard situated on steep northeast facing slopes in the foothills of Poverty Bay. From a section of the vineyard which is referred to as "La Bas", which kind of means “over there”, we have a planting of Chenin Blanc.
There are aromas of honey, pears and bees wax and quince paste with a hint of warm wool and starched linen. The savoury acidity and austere dry textured tannin are refreshing, while a quince-like fruit flavour gives lift and great length to the overall taste. This wine will evolve beautifully, and gain honeyed richness, over the next dozen or so years. In the world of wine this Chenin Blanc has its own place in the resurgence of Savenneries…