Rietvallei Wine Estate > Chenin Blanc 2023
R120.00 per bottle

R720.00 per 6 bottle case

Chenin Blanc 2023

Chenin Blanc 2023

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AWARDS & RATINGS

2020 VINTAGE
2021 SA Terroir Wine Awards: National Winner

 

2019 VINTAGE
2020 National Wine Challenge: Double Silver

 

2018 VINTAGE
2018 Veritas Wine Awards: Bronze 

 

2015 VINTAGE
2015 Veritas Awards: Bronze


DESCRIPTION

VITICULTURE

The vines, planted in 2015, thrive in lime rich deep red Karoo soils.

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: 3.0 g/l
Alcohol: 12.18 %
Acidity: 6.2 g/l
PH: 3.32
VA: 0.53 g/l
Total Extract: 23.9 g/l
Total SO2: 131 mg/l
Free SO2: 35 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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