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Rietvallei Estate Chenin Blanc 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Kobus Burger
Main Variety
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Robertson
Alcohol
13.00 %vol
pH
3.20
RS
3.2 g/l
TA
6.50 g/l
VA
0.45 g/l
SO2
145 mg/l
FSO2
35 mg/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

This is a dry but fruity Chenin Blanc with intense aromas of dried apple, fresh citrus and a touch of oak spice. The palate is rich and creamy with a firm but balanced acidity, complemented with a lingering aftertaste that seem to last for ever.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

Pair with any seafood or poultry dishes. Great with grilled fish!! Serve chilled (7° - 10° C).

In The Vineyard

The vineyard was planted in 1948, the third oldest vineyard of its kind in South Africa. The vines thrive in deep Red Karoo soil are semi-trellised and are under micro irrigation.

About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested at night at optimum ripeness at 22.5° Balling (Brix).

In The Cellar

In the cellar only the free-run juice is selected and allowed to cold settle for three days. The clean juice is then racked and taken to second-fill 300 liter French Oak barrels to ferment naturally. After fermentation the wine is left on the primary fermentation lease in the barrels for four months, stirring once a week during the first month and then left to mature and settle naturally for the duration of the time. Finally the wine is racked, fined and stabilized just before bottling.

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