Rietvallei Estate mostly comprise of calcareous (red clay & lime mix) soil. The Chenin Blanc vineyards are trellised and under irrigation and were established in 1970, 1977 and 1988.
The grapes are machine harvested early morning at approximately 20 °Balling (Brix). In the cellar only the free run juice is selected and after cold settling over night racked and transferred to stainless steel tanks. A special cultivated wine yeast is inoculated and the fermentation controlled at an average of 15 °Celsius till dry. The wine is then left on the lees for at least three months before bottling.
THE WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This is a very fruity but dry Chenin Blanc expressing fresh citrus flavours together with lovely floral aromas of dried apple and musk sweets. The palate is crispy as a result of a good balancing acidity, complimented with a lingering aftertaste.
FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION
A perfect partner for salads, seafood and Asian cuisine. Ideal for outdoor picnics and no need for a corkscrew, it’s screw-cap! Serve chilled (7-10°C).
- Residual Sugar: 4.2 g/l
- Alcohol: 11.47 %
- Acidity: 6.5 g/l
- PH: 3.30
- VA: 0.34 g/l
- Total Extract: 26 g/l
- Total SO²: 142 mg/l
- Free SO²: 35 mg/l
- Bottel volume: 750ml
- Case size: 6 x 750ml
- Pallet size: 120 x 6 x 750ml
- Case weight: 7.42 kg
- Closure: Stelvin (Screw-cap)
- EAN 750ml Bottle Barcode: 6009673830017
- UPC 750ml Bottle Barcode (USA only): 89673300063-5