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Reyneke Biodynamic Chenin Blanc

Terroir

The Chenin Blanc is harvested from a single vineyard on the Biodynamic farm Reyneke, located in the Polkadraai Hills to the west of Stellenbosch. The vineyards are the oldest on the farm being in excess of 50 years old and are located on a combination of decomposed granitic loam on a clay sub-soil.

Vinification

The grapes were whole bunch pressed before light settling and then fermented in a combination of 300l second-fill French oak barrels and a 2500l foudré. The wine was then aged on its lees for 10 months with a further two month aging in stainless steel tank before bottling.

Features

This wine presents a lovely bouquet of fresh mandarins and kumquat followed through by floral notes and honey comb undertones. The palate has a beautiful freshness with a tight linear structure. Layers of citrus fruit, washed stone and spice carries through to a long aromatic finish.

Food Pairings

The wine pairs well with Asian cuisine, pork dishes and trout.

Other information

2010 – 93p Wine Advocate / 2011 – 92p Wine Advocate / 2012 – 91p Wine Advocate / 2013 – 93p Wine Advocate / 2014 – 92p Wine Advocate / 2015 – 93p Wine Advocate

Details

Producer

Reyneke Wines

Category

White

Grapes

100 % chenin blanc

Country / Region

South Africa, Stellenbosch

Size

750 ml

Degree of alcohol

13 %

Available in these provinces

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta

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