Feature / Friday, January 17th, 2020

Longavi Glup Chenin Blanc 2019, Chile

Now…for something a little different
Longavi wines is a collaboration between two eminent and multi-award winning winemaking friends from different continents, Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt of Cederberg. The pair first teamed up in 2012 and continue pushing the boundaries, sticking it to the old guard producing inventive wines made from wild grapes (Pais) Chenin Blanc, Semillion & Cinsault.

2019 Longavi Glup Chenin Blanc – $24.95 per bottle –
Six Packs – Chile.

This fabulous Chilean Chenin Blanc hails from the Colchagua Valley, it was fermented on its skins with wild yeasts in clay amphorae, aged on its lees and bottled unfined, unfiltered and unadulterated. This specimen bursts from the glass with fascinating notes of beeswax, narcissus, minerality, grapefruit and soft fleshy yellow fruit. An intense and intriguing wine that is quickly becoming a new classic.
If you’re a fan of Loire Valley Chenin or white Bordeaux you’ll go for this wine. Pick up a six pack, serve and surprise.
$24.95 per bottle.
The 2017 vintage was awarded 95 points & Chilean Wine of the Year by Tim Atkin: