Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

Sold for

ZAR 3 518
Lot 73
  • Radford Dale; Renaissance Chenin Blanc; 2015; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 500 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 3 518

About this Item

Renaissance Chenin Blanc, 2015
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Founded in 1998 by Alex Dale, Radford Dale set about the Cape regions in search of exciting vineyard parcels for their chosen specialist varietals. Since 2009, winemaking and viticulture has been headed up by young-gun Jacques de Klerk. An ambitious winery, Radford Dale are early champions for the potential of Chenin Blanc, Elgin Pinot Noir, Swartland reds, and maritime influenced Stellenbosch Chardonnay. They are the first producer in 20 years to plant Gamay Noir, and their Pinotage expressions are increasingly well received by the international sommelier set. In 2020, they completed work on a small second winery to separate their organic wine production. Stylistically, the wines focus on varietal and site expression, with the team employing a low intervention ethos in the cellar

Critics Ratings

'Located at the top of the slope on the Helderberg, this is a vineyard that Alex Dale has been working with since 2006, planted with 40-year-old vines. It’s a nuanced, well-balanced Chenin, marrying acidity and minerality with scented oak and notes of oatmeal and fresh pear. Drink: 2016-21' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2016, 93/100

'Now with tweaked name. From unirrigated Helderberg bushvines, naturally fermented & aged in older French oak, 2015 has smooth, broad texture with stony minerality underpinning quince & starfruit intensity, finishing on a dry, pithy grapefruit note. No 2014.' - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2017, 4.5*

'Oodles of character! Creamy lemon butter with hints of biscuit, melon and green apple skins. So vibrant, tart, energetic and exciting, this is a wine that inspires, motivates, and moves mountains.' - Stephen Brook, Jason Haynes, Jasper Morris MW, Decanter.com, 93/100

'Scents of honeysuckle, beeswax, baked apple and whole spice lead the nose of this attractive white. The palate showcases a goregeous balance between ripe fruit tones, well-integrated spice and ample acidity, with a gravely texture that lends length to the close. Final notes of woodspice and citrus pith leave you ready for more. Drink now–2024.' - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast, 91/100 (Jan 2018)

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