May 2017 Notes: New Labels, New Wines

Andy Woolgar
Chenin Blanc

New Label, New Wine – our 2016 Chenin Blanc.

After a hectic month of April, which saw us host the gracious folks at SWAIM Furniture for the High Point International Furniture Market, we return to normality in our building. May is a pleasant month here in North Carolina, spring is fully in swing and the climate usually becomes more predictable. However that remains to be seen if the start of this year is anything to go by!

At the end of May we’ll receive another shipment of wines, and that’ll include the much anticipated new vintage 2016 Chenin Blanc. The Chenin varietal is proving very popular here in the USA, and the new 2016 is the first in the country to be adorned with a newly revised label. In June we’ll be debuting this wine. It sold like hot cakes at the winery throughout the summer months (Nov-Feb) and we think it’ll do the same here.

We actually make no less than four styles of Chenin Blanc at Rickety Bridge, others include the Paulina’s Reserve 2015, Foundation Stone White Blend 2016, and a Noble Late Harvest 2015. All very unique and tasteful in their own right.

Also arriving on the May shipment is our brand new 2017 Foundation Stone Rosé blend. Since we harvest in our part of the world in January, we are able to ferment, blend and bottle a new vintage such as this, and release it early in the same year. To celebrate its U.S arrival we will be announcing several ‘Rickety Bridge Rosé Roadshows’ through the summer months.