Vincent Carême and his South African wife, Tania, originally came into our portfolio of growers as a dynamic, up and coming Vouvray producer. Vincent set up his domaine in 1999 and has worked quietly to produce expertly crafted Chenin Blanc. With a wife hailing from South Africa, it was not entirely unexpected when he decided to try his hand at making Chenin in another hemisphere. He sources fruit from carefully selected old bush-vine vineyards in and around the Paardeberg in the Swartland, grown on granite soils. With each vintage the wines are becoming more complex, achieving a balance between the austerity and restraint of dry Loire Chenin and the greater sense of ripeness and opulence that old-vine Chenin Blanc from South Africa embodies. His first release of a Syrah/Cinsault blend will come on stream with the 2016 vintage release.