Pearce Predhomme Chenin Blanc 2020
  • White Wine
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.97% alc./vol

Pearce Predhomme Chenin Blanc 2020

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Regular price $19.95per bottle ($239.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Textured & Mineral

A collaboration between Nicholas Pearce and Will Predhomme to create wines from their favourite regions. This Chenin is made from old bush vines grown in decomposed granite/quartz on the Helderburg (Clear Mountain), in the southwestern-most corner of Stellenbosch.

Behold, Chenin Blanc! The most widely planted varietal in South Africa simply shines in this charming expression from Stellenbosch. Sourced from old vines and naturally fermented, expect elegant notes of white peach, lemon and tangerine with an underlying layer of crisp yellow apple. Bright and fresh on the palate, but with good depth and concentration, this wine is ready to drink now but will also cellar nicely for the next 2-3 years.

This Chenin Blanc pairs perfectly with all kinds of fresh seafood; and also with tartare. Smoked salmon or trout would also be delicious next to a glass of this old vines Chenin. Its rich texture makes it suitable to be paired with goat cheese, roast chicken and butternut squash.

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

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.

Press Reviews

Wine Align

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.