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Fairview Darling Chenin Blanc 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Fairview is situated on the lower slopes of Mt. Paarl, which is more sheltered from the moderating maritime influence than nearby Stellenbosch. Fairview was planted with vines as early as 1699, when it was known by the name of Bloemkwoolfontein (Cauliflower Mountain). Fortunately, an English owner changed its name to Fairview at the beginning of the 20th century. The property was bought by the grandfather of current owner, Charles Back, in 1937, and was subsequently run by his father, Cyril. Charles has run it for the past 25 years. This Chenin Blanc has a fresh, crisp style with fragrant fruit and lime character on the finish.

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Fairview Wines:
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wher... Read more
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wherever possible, disease is largely controlled by preventative measures and the soil is improved by mulching with hay, cover crops and worm juice. The vineyard has 6 acres under vine and 3 acres of olives. The wines are hand made by the renowned and highly successful winemaker, Rhys Eather from fruit grown on the Fairview Wines vineyard. Rhys is involved throughout vintage, testing the sugar, acid and flavour of the grapes as they ripen. All our grapes are picked by hand, allowing us to reject any fruit that does not reach our quality standard. The property has had an colourful history. The original farm house was moved to its current location in the 1880's from Greta. The property became an orchard in the early 1900's, later exporting citrus by cold storage to the UK. The property was originally called "Lycullen" changing it's name to Fairview in 1929. From the 1940's the owners raised chickens for egg production to supplement the seasonal income from fruit production. In 1997 the defunct orchard was removed and the first stage of the vineyard was established with plantings of Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2002 the Cabernet was grafted to Barbera and verdelho was planted. Read less

Member Reviews for Fairview Darling Chenin Blanc

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
06/08/2011

Rich herbal grassy nose with hints of pineapple and lychee. The mouth is well rounded and tart, with a second wave of acidity and a bit of sweetness that gives it an enjoyable finish.


Snooth User: Klh
30196517
3.50 5
06/10/2011

Pale yellow color, super complex nose: steely, floral, with underlying vegetal notes. Bracing acidity; clean finish.



Fairview is situated on the lower slopes of Mt. Paarl, which is more sheltered from the moderating maritime influence than nearby Stellenbosch. Fairview was planted with vines as early as 1699, when it was known by the name of Bloemkwoolfontein (Cauliflower Mountain). Fortunately, an English owner changed its name to Fairview at the beginning of the 20th century. The property was bought by the grandfather of current owner, Charles Back, in 1937, and was subsequently run by his father, Cyril. Charles has run it for the past 25 years. This Chenin Blanc has a fresh, crisp style with fragrant fruit and lime character on the finish.

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