Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010

Limy zest, with paw paw, granadilla and tones of pineapple on the nose. Intense, rich mouth feel and full lingering palate with a fresh finish.

Crayfish, roast pork, liver pâté on toasted ciabata.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.59 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver Medal

ageing : Ready to be enjoyed but with the naturally high acidity this wine will cellar well for at least the next couple of years.

in the vineyard : Decomposed granite soils host these low yielding 17 year old vines.

about the harvest: Hand picked into small baskets in the early morning at 22.9 Balling.
Yield: 8tons/ha

in the cellar : Fermented at 12°C for a period of 28 days using natural yeast. The wine was left on its primary lees for 5 months ensuring the full and creamy mouth feel. 30% of the wine was barrel fermented and left to age for 5 months in small French oak casks. No sulphur additions during or after fermentation, only at bottling.