Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc
Grapes were selected from 46-year-old vines on our Basse Provence estate in Franschhoek, the vineyard yields only 3 tonnes / ha.
Inviting aromas of pineapple, guava and white peach with underlying floral and green fig notes. A full, rich palate of tropical fruit, citrus and spice leads into a long fresh honeyed finish.
Sushi, shellfish, salads, Chinese cuisine, chicken dishes with a creamy sauce.
Harvesting & Fermentation:
The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested by hand between 22.5˚ and 23.4˚ Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout and the drought effecting yields.
Fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank at 12.5˚C and lasted 25 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 three times a week to enhance flavors and mouth-feel.
Ready for your enjoyment until end 2021.