Riebeek Chenin Blanc 2011

As the unofficial drink of the Riebeek Valley, the Riebeek Chenin Blanc is the perfect every day wine that offers uncomplicated quality for the novice and connoisseur alike.Packed with upfront tropical fruit, the nose charms with an abundance of guava and gooseberries. The pallets follows through with fruit flavours, balanced by a crisp acid to ensure a fresh and fruity style of wine.

At any occasion or simply a glass on its own with good friends.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Eric Saayman
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 12.62 % vol  rs : 3 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now or within a year.

in the vineyard : Vineyard: No irrigation – "bosstok" and supplementary irrigated trellised vines
Viticulturist: Hnno van Schalkwyk

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in early in February at an average of 22.5° Balling.
Yield: 8 - 15t/ha

in the cellar : Only free run juice was used. After settling and acid adjustment, it was inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation was colder than usual to capture upfront fruit flavours. Two specially selected tanks were blended and bottled early to enjoy as fresh as possible.

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