Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

Sold for

ZAR 2 345
Lot 59
  • Metzer; Maritime Chenin Blanc ; 2018; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 400 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 345

About this Item

Maritime Chenin Blanc , 2018
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Metzer Family Wines was established in 2006. Winemaker and co-owner, Wade Metzer, has spent many years exploring the many facets of Syrah and Chenin Blanc, as both varieties lend themselves so naturally to minimalist winemaking. His passion for quality above else, means that all the wines in the range are not produced every year, rather ensuring that the wine behind their label is the best that can be produced. Their two single climate expressions of Chenin Blanc – Maritime and Montane – are highly acclaimed both locally and internationally.

Maritime (due to the vineyards proximity to False Bay). The vineyard is situated in the Firgrove area of Somerset West and is a mere 4km’s from the shores of False Bay. A single-vineyard wine from a bush vine parcel planted in 1980. The wine is heavily influenced by the cool south easter which blows in from the Bay.

Critics Ratings

‘Sourced from a vineyard planted in 1980, 4km from False Bay. A slight leesy note before citrus and peach. Good weight and texture on the palate with nicely integrated acidity. This has layers of flavour, the finish long and savoury.’ – Christian Eedes, Decanter.com, 95/100 (Feb 2021)

‘It's always tricky to decide between Wade Metzer's two site-specific Chenins (why not just buy them both?), but in 2018 this is my favourite. Made with fruit from a cool, False Bay-influenced, old-vine parcel, it's pale, refined and appropriately salty, with sea breeze freshness and oatmeal, beeswax and lanolin notes freshened by acidity. 2020-25’ - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 95/100

‘Single bushvine block within seabreeze of coast, planted 1981. 2018 sings with freshness, agility; natural ferment adds nuance to pear, red apple aromas. Weight without loss of purity via older oak, 9 months lees ageing, no stirring. Lovely now, plenty in store.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2020, 4.5* (94/100)

‘Grapes from a 1980 vineyard situated 4km from the shore of False Bay. A complex nose with notes of citrus, yellow peach, even some pineapple plus a little earthiness and yeasty character. The palate has great depth and richness with nicely tangy acidity and a slightly bitter finish. Has a pleasant oxidative quality to it.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 94/100 (Apr 2020)

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