limited stock Radford Dale

Vinum Chenin Blanc

Avg. 0 - 0 Ratings Rate this
standard courier: 3 working days

VICB17

Sold by: Radford Dale

R 136

Ready to ship   available 60 + Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Chenin Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

There are currently no ratings available.

Specifications:

12.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.7
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Bright and lively, this Chenin refreshes with citrus intensity and delights with delicate pear and white peach. Firm and focused, the tension in the mid palate easily carries the wonderful fruit concentration that so often comes with fruit from old vines. A salty, mineral edge draws the wine into a refreshing, zesty finish.

Citrus
Citrus

Lemon
Lemon

Pear
Pear

White Peach
White Peach

The Radford Dale Philosophy brings together the natural qualities of the geology & climate of the Cape of Good Hope with the experience & passion of a team of friends, from the Old World & the New. Together they make some of the finest, rarest & most individual wines of this incredible region

The gnarled old bush vines that produce this characterful Chenin Blanc are planted in some of the purest granite soils on the foothills of the magnificent Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. The vines are mainly grown under dryland conditions, meaning they are not irrigated, and this means their roots plunge metres into the granite subsoil in search of moisture. The altitude of the vineyards, steep South-East facing slope and the proximity to False Bay mean that these vines are well exposed and cooled by winds that come off the ocean during the long, hot summer.

Grapes were picked by hand as well as manually sorted to ensure that bunches showing the slightest sign of Botrytis would be excluded. By doing this we maintain the purity of varietal expression for which this wine has become known. Gentle de-stemming before equally gentle pressing in a pneumatic bag press were used and the extracted juice was settled in chilled stainless steel tanks prior to alcoholic fermentation.

This took place mainly in tank, on the lees, with about 30% of the must being transferred into small, Burgundian barrels for natural fermentation –an equal mix of new, 2nd, 3rd & 4th fill. In combination these steps have resulted in the preservation of freshness, but also development of considerable fruit and aromatic intricacy in the wine alongside the mineral edge it so proudly displays. The wine retains lively fruit, a lithe texture, steely acidity & abundant aromatic concentration: the exact qualities you’d expect from beautiful old vines in this area.

Food pairing

Southeast Asian cuisine or pork chops with apples.

Salmon Poultry Pork Spicy Food
 Selected for you 
 BEST sellers 

Reviews

0 Ratings

To rate this wine, please login

Top Comments

HOW CAN WE ASSIST?

Port2Port is a fine wine marketplace and online wine shop; offering a vast selection of the best wines available, including rare vintages, special cases and fine spirits. Once you place your order online, we ship directly from the source, ensuring optimum cellaring conditions and guaranteed provenance.


For any order-related, product-listing or general enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 021-422-1872, e-mail help@port2port.wine or select the live chat tab in the bottom-right corner of your screen to speak directly to one of our consultants.

Wine-Searcher - Gold 2017 - Gold 2018

Port2Port Wine News

Sign-up to receive our Newsletter and join the great wine debate.