Lievland Old Vines Chenin Blanc African Wines


The nose gives a mix of ripe pineapples, citrus and stone fruits. These flavours continue on the palate, where they are complemented by a savoury, mineral streak. Full-bodied and with a rich, mouth-filling texture lifted by a refreshing acidity on the long, harmonious finish.


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White Wine
100% Chenin Blanc
South Africa
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The Artisan Winery
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Camille Berry is the in-house Sommelier for The Artisan Winery. Food and wine writer Camille Berry began her career as a sommelier, working for a variety of esteemed restaurants including Hakkasan San Francisco, and Chef Charlie Palmer's Burritt Room + Tavern, where she oversaw the wine program. She has helped develop dynamic wine lists, cocktail programmes, spoken on panels, and worked as a wine educator.

During the course of her career, Camille has earned various wine accreditations including the WSET Level 3 Advanced Award in wines, Certified Sommelier, from the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators, and continues to educate herself further in the world of wine. She has twice competed in the Western Regionals for TopNewSomm: a professional sommelier competition for under-30s and in the Chaine de Rotisseurs' Best Young Sommelier Competition. As a writer, she shares her passion and know-how within the food and beverage sphere through her articles. Camille contributes to publications such as Food and Wine, Prevention, Experience Life, and Taste of Home, in addition to various wine and food-focused websites. She also works as a wine consultant, recipe developer, and copywriter for several world-renowned wineries.

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Lievland is one of Stellenbosch’s most historically important farms, and the property in its current form dates back to 1934, when it was purchased by Baron and Baroness Von Stiernhjelm from Latvia. In late 2017, José Conde and Tyrrel Myburgh, two of the South African wine industry’s leading lights, purchased the estate and they have since set about an extensive re-planting program and re-constructing the cellars. The farm is located in a favourable position on the north-western slope of the Simonsberg Mountain; and its sheltered position, with cooler than-average conditions for Stellenbosch, are ideal for high-quality wine production.


Grapes come from two dry-farmed bush-vine vineyards in Agter-Paarl, one planted in 1976 on a south-facing slope and the other planted in 1983. The grapes were all hand picked.


After de-stemming and pressing, the juice was left to settle overnight, before being racked off the gross lees, with a small amount of the fine lees added back. Fifty percent of the juice was then transferred to stainless steel tanks, with the balance going into old oak for a temperature controlled fermentation at 14-16°C lasting fourteen days. The wine was then left on its lees for two months before bottling.


4 Stars, Platter’s Guide 2020


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