Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc 2019

£11.50

Textbook Western Cape Chenin with inviting aromas of pineapple, stone fruit and lime blossom with underlying floral notes. A full, rich palate with plenty of citrus fruit and spice leads into a long, fresh, honeyed finish.

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NWC / Top 100 SA Wines 2018 – Winner Double Gold Award (2017 vintage)

Rickety Bridge

 

This historic Franschhoek estate was formed out of one of the original farms that was granted to the Huguenots when they settled here, and it was first planted with vines in 1797 when it passed to Paulina De Villiers. The estate nestles against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, close to the Franschhoek River that the old rickety bridge used to cross. The lower flatlands are covered by sandy soils while the hillsides are made up decomposed granite, ideal for red grapes. In 2000, British businessman Duncan Spence acquired the estate and there has been extensive investment to create a modern cellar, which is currently overseen by Mari Kotze.

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The grapes were sourced from a old bushvine block from the estate and from other areas in the Western Cape. The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested by hand between 22 and 23 ̊ Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.

Fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank at 12.5 ̊C and lasted 7 days. 10% of the wine was barrel fermented in older oak and left to age for 6 months in an oak Foudre. The wine was left on its primary lees for six months and stirred once a month

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