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Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Eric Saayman
Main Variety
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Swartland
Alcohol
12.09 %vol
pH
3.45
RS
2.9 g/l
TA
6.0 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

As the unofficial drink of the Riebeek Valley, the Riebeek Chenin Blanc is the perfect every day wine that offers uncomplicated quality for the novice and connoisseur alike. Packed with upfront tropical fruit, the nose charms with an abundance of guava and gooseberries. The pallets follows through with fruit flavours, balanced by a crisp acid to ensure a fresh and fruity style of wine.

Ageing Potential

Drink now or within a year.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

Enjoy well-chilled as a lovely crisp glass on its own but ideal for al fresco dining and with light summer fare. Beautiful with salads, anti pasti and seafood.

In The Vineyard

Vineyard: No irrigation – "bosstok" and supplementary irrigated trellised vines
Viticulturist: Tharien Hansen

About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested in early in February at an average of 23° Balling.
Yield: 8 - 15t/ha

In The Cellar

Only free run juice was used. After settling and acid adjustment, it was inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation was colder than usual to capture upfront fruit flavours. Two specially selected tanks were blended and bottled early to enjoy as fresh as possible.

Other Vintages

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Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc 2014 Eric Saayman Chenin Blanc
Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc 2013 Eric Saayman Chenin Blanc
Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc 2012 Eric Saayman Chenin Blanc
Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc 2010 _ Chenin Blanc

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