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Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc 2019

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaReyneke was South Africa’s first certified biodynamic vineyard and winery, and remains one of the few today, with their wines made without additives or deletions. Young RSA star winemaker John Reyneke is old vine genius. This organic range (vs their estate-only biodynamic range) is seen as an 'entry tier', which is laughable and laudable due to the high quality here. For the 2019 vintage, the grapes were sourced from a Stellenbosch vineyard planted in 1976. After destemming, this was native fermented in stainless, where it rested on lees for 6 months prior to blending and bottling. Expansive white peach, honeycrisp apple, subtle quince, meadow herbs, is bedded with a downy cushion of downy lees, and threaded with grapefruit pith to hold aloft. A lovely blend between fruit and soils here, this is a joy to drink now and will continue to be over the next few years.Tasted: 22 October 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 private wine stores Producer: ReynekeDistributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 753186