Episode 29 represents the 5th ever Chenin Blanc released by The Liberator (and there you were thinking this was a blatant and cynical reference to a famous perfume). It also happens to be the single largest Liberator ‘Episode’ release to date.
The massive political, social and economic changes in South Africa have allowed the South African wine industry to flourish in the last twenty years. There is a focus on quality over quantity, innovation and serving a large international demand for South African wines. Chenin Blanc remains the king of whites, while South African reds have seen the greatest renaissance with the improved quality of local hero Pinotage and the increased use of Shiraz, Cab Sav, Merlot and Cab Franc in many red blends. The granite terroir (low acidity) is responsible for the rounder, fuller style of South African reds that has become so popular.