Special Edition 35

Exclusive to The Wine Society

The Francophile Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc

Technical Information:

Producer: Glen Carlou
The Wine: Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2018
Wine of Origin: Paarl
Alcohol: 11.5%
Residual Sugar: 155 g/litre
Bottles: 4,800 half bottles
Released: January 2022

The Francophile Natural Sweet is a sweet wine, produced exclusively from Chenin Blanc grapes, grown in a secret location, somewhere between Paarl and Franschhoek.

The inspiration for the title comes from the fact that Rick is a natural born Francophile and this wine reminds him of some of the luscious sweet wines produced in and around the Layon and Aubance appellations of the Loire Valley.

The wine comes from Glen Carlou and produced as a one-off release. Harvested in March 2018, it was committed to bottle on the 11th June the same year, enjoying an impressive 42 months in bottle before it was finally liberated.