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Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc 2019

One of South Africa's most classic grapes which offers aromas-a-plenty, and a lovely rich palate.
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Producer Rickety Bridge
Country South Africa
Region Franschhoek, Western Cape
Wine Type White Wine
Body / Style Aromatic
Grape Blend 100% Chenin Blanc
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 13
Vintage 2019
Extra Info Aromatic & Honeyed
Food Pairing Guide Great pairing with freshly made sushi, mezze dishes and dim sum.
Terroir The lower flatlands are covered by sandy soils while the hillsides are made up decomposed granite

Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc is a lovely example of one of the grape varieties South Africa does best. Inviting aromas of pineapple, stone fruit and lime blossom with underlying floral notes. A full, rich palate of citrus and spice leads into a long fresh honeyed finish.

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. 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.

Grapes picked from the estate and other areas of the Western Cape. Fermentation takes place in a stainless steel tank at 12.5°c and lasts 7 days. 10% of the wine is barrel fermented in older oak and left to age for 6 months in an oak Foudre. The wine is left on its primary lees for six months and stirred once a month.
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