Cape of Good Hope

Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc Special Case

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R 660

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2017


Cultivar:

Chenin blanc 91%, Roussanne 5%, Viognier 2%, Marsanne 2%

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: White Wine, White Blend Cellaring Potential: 10+ years
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Riebeeksrivier

Tasting Notes:

Complex nose with apricot and nectarine brushed by a dusty gravel element and just a hint of floral perfume. In the mouth it is lively and tangy with a bright, acidic, lemon zip which then makes way for the rounder, riper melon-, peach-, kiwi fruit and apricot flavours. Fresh and lively but with lovely texture and mouthfeel. Good integration of oak. Complex with a hint of creamy spice on the tail which lingers long.

Nectarine
Nectarine

Earthiness
Earthiness

Melon
Melon

Floral
Floral

A special offer of Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc 2017: Buy 5 and get the 6th bottle free.

The Riebeeksrivier farm is situated on the slopes of the Kasteelberg, overlooking the Swartland. Its unique terroir, especially the shale soils, expresses itself strongly in the wine with unique varietal characteristics. The bush vine Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in 1988, yield fruit of great intensity and richness balanced by bright acidity and length.

12% of the wine was fermented and matured in 300ℓ and 500ℓ French Oak barrels (86% new, 14% 2nd fill) and the balance remained in stainless steel tank. The wine spent 8 months on the lees before being blended and bottled.

The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. Whole bunches were hand-sorted and pressed and the juice settled overnight.

Food pairing

Black pepper and poppy seed crusted venison loin.

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