Holden Manz Wine Estate, known as Franschhoek’s hidden gem, is located in the southernmost corner of the stunningly beautiful Franschhoek Valley.
The 22 hectare Estate is owned by the Anglo-German Holden-Manz family since 2010.
75kW of solar panels provide electricity and a 40,000 litre roof water collection system supplements the underground water supply, hence the winery’s motto “Tread Lightly”.
Holden Manz Chenin Blanc is produced from 35 year old bush vines. The berries are picked in the cool of the early morning then chilled to 5ºC before being whole bunch crushed.
Clarified juice is wild fermented, 80% in stainless steel tanks and 20% in French oak barrels (50:50 first and second fill). The wine is constantly stirred on the fine lees for 6 months before bottling.
Pale yellow lemon with an elegant, perfumed nose; symphonic notes of jasmine, citrus, gooseberries, white peach, candied naartjie peel.
Medium bodied with refreshing acidity; full entry features pear, quince, summer melon, lemon and a gentle long elegant finish.
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