Riebeek Chenin Blanc 2004

Winemaker's Choice Awards 2005 - Highly Regarded
An intensely fruity, flavoured wine. Well balanced, with a lingering aftertaste.

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

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Zakkie Bester and Eric Saayman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.36 g/l  so2 : 125 mg/l  fso2 : 53 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Winemaker's Choice Awards 2005 - Highly Regarded

ageing : Drink now or within a year.

in the vineyard : Vineyard: No irrigation – “bosstok” and trellised vines
Production: 5 to 12 tons per hectare

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

in the cellar : Free run- and a portion press juice was used. After settling and acid adjustment wine was inoculated with selected yeast. Fermented colder than usual to capture the fruit flavours. 2 Tanks were selected blended and bottled early to enjoy as fresh as possible.

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