Leon Coetzee (@the_fledge) August 2016

Bit of a busy week of travel, tastings, a little wine function, now some much needed rain gently pattering down here in the Klein Karoo & some super svelte old bosstok Stellenbosch HoekSteen #cheninblanc for some calamari. Seemingly spring might be early, as the last two seasons have been & we're on the unstoppable roller coaster ride that is vintage 2017. #HoekSteen originates from bush vines - or "bosstok" - planted nearby the icy Atlantic Ocean in decomposed granite & ferricrete rich soils in the early 1980's, hand harvested, allowed some skin contact followed by an extended cold ferment, matured sur lie for 13 months & bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's super svelte & lithe, while only now slowly revealing it's layers of flavour and a perfect partner to fine fare. #fledgewine #hoeksteen #steen #cheninblanc #handcrafted #wine #drinkbetterwine