Riebeek Chenin Blanc Reserve 2003

A complex wine with a mixture of guava and tropical fruit flavours in harmony with good French cooperage.

Slightly chilled with rich food or on its own.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Zakkie Bester and Eric Saayman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.54 g/l  so2 : 89 mg/l  fso2 : 31 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

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- and a portion press juice was used. After settling raced into new 300 liter French oak barrels. Inoculated in the barrels with selected yeast and left on the lees until bottling.+-6 months.
Number of cases: 250 x six bottle cases

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