Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012

Delightful aromas of sweet juicy melon, pear drop and fragrant grapefruit. On the palate expect rich rewarding flavours of ripe tropical fruit and luscious citrus. Aromatic, fruity and well rounded - an elegant wine with a soft silky texture and vibrant, fresh finish.

Good company for Alfresco lunches. Also great with grilled chicken or fish, rich pasta dishes and spicy food.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.47 % vol  rs : 3.86 g/l  pH : 3.18  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Low yielding, 42 - 48 year old bush vines on rolling hills in Paarl, exposed to south eastern winds, rain and lots of sunshine. Dryland vineyards planted on very deep soils.

The Riverine Rabbit
Both threatened and very rare, the riverine rabbit or 'doekvoet' (Bunolagus monticularis) is an intriguing mammal, currently classified as highly endangered. Originally thought to exist only in limited areas in the Karoo this elusive creature was discovered in the Graham Beck Private Nature Reserve - still the most southern point of discovery to date.

about the harvest: The grapes were left to ripen fully to ensure the development of the rich and ripe flavours and complexity. Harvested during the last two weeks in February 2012 at 23 - 24° Balling.

in the cellar : Destalked, mash cooled with 4 - 8 hours skin contact and cool fermentation. A small percentage (5%) of the Chenin Blanc was fermented in 400 litre French pak barrels to generate an added dimension of richness.

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