Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc 2013

Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc 2013

Inviting aromas of guava and white peach with underlying floral and green fig notes. A full rich palate of tropical fruit, citrus and spice leads into a long honeyed finish.

Sushi, shellfish, salads, Chinese food, chicken dishes with creamy sauces.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.34 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : Drink now until end 2016.

in the vineyard : 

Grapes were selected from 40 year old vines on our Basse Provence estate in Franschhoek, the vineyard yields only 3.5 tonnes/ha.

about the harvest: 

The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested by hand at 22.5º Balling and 23.4º Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.

in the cellar : 

Fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank at 12.5˚C and lasted 34 days. The wine was left on its primary lees for 6 months and stirred three times a week to enhance flavours and mouth feel.

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