Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

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Sold for

ZAR 2 345
Lot 60
  • Metzer; Montane 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

Montane 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.

'Montane' - due to the vineyards' proximity to the lower slopes of the Helderberg West Peak. A single-vineyard wine from a bush vine parcel planted in 1964. The wine is heavily influenced by the clay rich soils which are prominent on the lower foothills of the Helderberg.

Critics Ratings

‘Montane is sourced from an old-vine parcel on the flank of the Helderberg and is another characterful Chenin Blanc from Wade Metzer. Bolder, richer and more concentrated than Maritime with stony freshness, some stone fruit sweetness and some tannic grip. 2020-25’ - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 93/100

‘Grapes from a 1964 vineyard on the foothills of the Helderberg. A top note of blossom before lime, green apple and white peach with notes of flinty reduction and wet wool in the background. Extraoridinary fruit concentration and flavour intensity to go with arresting acidity and a pithy finish – not too light despite an alcohol of 12.8% and greatly energetic.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100 (Apr 2020)

‘‘Montane’ subtitle reflects Helderberg foothills origin of 50+ year old single-site bushvines. 2018 broader, more stately than Maritime sibling, though lower alcohol (13%). Ripely scented, mouthfilling richness with a dry, lengthy conclusion. For now & many years.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2020, 5* (95/100)

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