Jocelyn Hogan Wilson of Hogan Wines describes the 2017 vintage as “textbook” with everything in vineyard and cellar coming together for good. Hogan Chenin Blanc 2017 – Grapes from four Swartland vineyard blocks ranging from 32 to 45 years in age. The nose shows peach, naartjie, plus some waxy character and a little earthiness. The palate is rich and full with tangy acidity and a pleasantly piqant bitter finish (alchohol: 13%). This has lots of fruit power without becoming ponderous. Plenty of interest. 93/100 Wine Mag SA
Producer Information: Hogan Wines
Hogan Wines is a small, family-run business owned by Jocelyn Hogan Wilson and Dunstan Arthur Hogan. After seven years of working with various wineries in the Cape and overseas, Jocelyn decided to team up with with her parents, Dunstan and Trish Hogan. The first harvest was in 2014. Jocelyn’s focus is on old-vine fruit that can tell the story of each vintage, and the vineyard sites are carefully selected to bring out the best qualities of the varieties they work with. For Jocelyn, understanding the nuances of each vineyard is central to making good wine.