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Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc
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Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc 2017

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaThis chenin comes from Swartland's Riebeeksrivier, and shale soiled bush vines at 400m. After a whole bunch pressing, 22% of the wine was fermented and matured in 300L French oak barrels (17% new, 8% 2nd fill), with the balance in stainless. After 7 months on lees the wine was blended and bottled. Showing chenin's cusping with age, this carries mushrooms, white honey, broken stones along the waxen palate, plumped out with white peaches and tropical melon. The finish snaps with mineral salts. Drinking well now.Tasted: 05 June 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 35.00 select private retailers Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 532283UPC: 6009803752325