- White Wine
- Chenin Blanc
- Medium Bodied
- 12.97% alc./vol
About the Winery
Pearce Family Wines
In the early 2000's Nicholas Pearce was exposed to the garagiste movement in Bordeaux and was particularly inspired by négociants like Jean Luc Thunevin (Saint Emilion), James Sichel (Margaux) and Nicolas Potel (Beaune) from Burgundy.
After returning home to Ontario and starting his own wine company, he has had a hand in making 10+ wines in two hemispheres, 3 countries and 5 different appellations since the 2013 vintage.
Pearce Predhomme is a collaboration of like-minded individuals from around the globe. Founded with a mission to build and import wines from our favourite appellations while offering an unequaled value/quality ratio for the sommeliers & wine buyers in Ontario. This is a project between Toronto Sommelier and entrepreneur Will Predhomme and Ontario wine importer Nicholas Pearce they have partnered with Radford Dale in South Africa and NorthWest Wine Co in Oregon to create these special cuvées.
91 points - Michael Godel
From fruit picked right at the outset of a global pandemic, not merely challenging but during a time of naiveté and so much unknown. Nevertheless the team at Radford Dale did their due diligence for the négoce team of Nicholas Pearce and Will Predhomme and if this is not the richest most forward chenin they have made to date then it can’t be sure how any further vintages could ever take this to eleven. Just enough tension mind you but less cracker material than previous incantations exuded by lightning strikes. Winemaker extraordinaire Jacques de Klerk clearly listened to the vintage wind and global situation by stuffing this Old Vine ’20 with all the love and generosity it so deserved. Not suggesting the lack of tasting trials participation uncluttered de Klerk's mind but this is a very good vintage of this consistently well made wine. Drink 2021-2024. Tasted September 2021.
90 points - John Szabo, MS
Another terrifically balanced vintage for Pearce & Predhomme's old vine chenin collaborative effort with Radford Dale in Stellenbosch, showing the customary ripe, yellow fleshed orchard fruit profile on a rivetingly dry, firm and taught frame. I love those balanced, juicy acids and the lingering finish, where a light spike of acetic acid emerges. Solid value yet again. Drink or hold into the mid-'20s. Tasted September 2021.
91 points - Sara d'Amato
Pearce and Predhomme sure know how to pick 'em, so to speak. This small negociant label from Toronto agent and sommelier Nicholas Pearce and Will Predhomme seem to consistently nail this old vine, wild ferment chenin blanc of Stellenbosch origins . Heather, hay , pear and apple are generously served up on the palate with notes of white flower that trail on the finish. Featuring impressive depth of flavour for the price. Widely appealing style with excellent length. Tasted September 2021.