We feel very privileged to be allocated these wines. They're extremely well made, full of love, and beautiful to drink. Everything this year is under crown seal, and there is no preservative added at any point. All notes from the maker, James Erskine. Chenin blanc was planted originally to produce white port style wines and is a little drop of historical, gold in the McLaren vale. These wines on Sylvestro Genovese’s block were planted in the early 1940s, vines in 3-5m of white beach sand interspersed with schist and quartz over heavy water holding clay.