Riebeek Chenin Blanc Reserve 2004

Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Complex nose of upfront tropical fruit such as guava and whiffs of citrus, enhanced by good French cooperage. The pallet follows through with fruit and oak in perfect harmony for a lingering taste sensation.

Slightly chilled with rich white meat, creamy pasta dishes and mild curries.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Zakkie Bester and Eric Saayman
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 12.97 % vol  rs : 4.6 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
in the vineyard : Vineyard: No irrigation – “bosstok” and trellised vines
Production: 5 – 12 tons per hectare

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested early in February at 22,5° Balling.

in the cellar : Free run juice and a portion press juice were used. After settling the juice was racked into new300 liter French oak barrels. Inoculation with selected yeast took place in the barrels. Wine was left on the lees until bottling.

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