Rietvallei Wine Estate > Chenin Blanc 2020

Chenin Blanc 2020

R85.00

This is a dry but fruity Chenin Blanc with intense aromas of dried apple, fresh citrus, and a touch of oak spice.

FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION:

Pair with any seafood or poultry dishes. Great with grilled fish!

SERVE CHILLED (7-10°C)

Description

AWARDS

2019 VINTAGE
National Wine Challenge 2020 – Double Silver

2018 VINTAGE
Veritas Awards 2018 – Bronze Award

2015 VINTAGE
Veritas Awards 2015 – Bronze Award

DESCRIPTION

VITICULTURE

The vines, planted in 2015, thrive in deep red Karoo soils. They are trellised and under micro irrigation.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are harvested at night at optimum ripeness of approximately 22.5 ºBalling (Brix). 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 and third-fill 300-litre French oak barrels for fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is left on the primary fermentation lees for up to six months, stirred once a week during the first couple of months, and then left to mature and settle naturally for the remaining period. Finally, the wine is racked, fined, and stabilized before bottling.

THE WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

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 by a smooth, lingering aftertaste.

FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION

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

WINE ANALYSIS

Residual Sugar: 4.2 g/l
Alcohol: 13.00 %
Acidity: 5.9 g/l
PH: 3.44
VA: 0.72 g/l
Total Extract: 27.0 g/l
Total SO2: 130 mg/l
Free SO2: 51 mg/l

PACKAGING DETAILS
Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: 90 x 6 x 750ml
Case weight: 7.67 kg
Closure: Stelvin (Screw-cap)

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