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Rickety Bridge The Foundation Stone White 2018

Rickety Bridge The Foundation Stone White 2018

Elegant with spring blossoms, restrained peach, mango and stone fruit on the nose. Subtle hints of oak spice and a refined fruit expression. A rich and wellstructured wine that finishes with elegance and freshness on the palate.

Asian influenced chicken and seafood dishes, goats cheese salad, pork, veal or roast duck.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 30% Chenin Blanc, 26% Grenache Blanc, 23% Roussanne, 9% Nouvelle, 7% Viognier, 5% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 5..8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Vintage 2017
2019 Top 100 SA Wines - Double Platinum Award 

Vintage 2016
2017 Top 100 SA Wines, Double Platinum - Grand Cru (Best in class)

Vintage 2014
The Sommeliers Selection - Awarded Classy & Elegant
2015 Tim Atkin MW Report - 92 Points

ageing : Ready for your enjoyment but will benefit from aging, drink up to 2023.

in the vineyard : Vineyards planted in decomposed granite and sandy soils with north and westerly facing slopes were identified in the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
areas to make this Mediterranean-style blend.

about the harvest: Well-manicured and settled vines yielding between 5 - 6 tonnes / ha. Grapes were harvested by hand between 22.2° - 23° Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.

in the cellar : Naturally fermented in barrels at 16˚C. The grapes were pressed gently up to 0.9 Bar pressure after a short period of skin contact. Partial malolactic fermentation took place in older 225L French oak barrels and a 2,500L oak Foudre. All five varietals were matured separately in barrel for a total maturation time of 10 months before being blended for bottling.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale