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Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone White 2016

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46% Chenin blanc - 21% Grenache blanc - 23% Rousanne – 6% Nouvelle - 4%Viognier

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R588 per Case of 6

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Franschhoek
Blend:49% Chenin Blanc, 15% Grenache Blanc, 15% Ugni Blanc, 15% Rousanne, 6% Viognier
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Wynand Grobler

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Vineyards planted in decomposed granite and sandy soils with north and westerly facing slopes were identified in the Franschhoek and Sellenbosch areas to make this Mediterranean style blend. Well manicured and settled vines yielding between 5-6 tonnes/ha.

Harvest:
Grapes where harvested by hand between 22.2° – 23° Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.

Winemaking:
Naturally fermented in barrels at 16˚ C. The grapes were pressed gently up to 0.9 bar pressure after a short period of skin contact. Partial malo-lactic fermentation took place in older 225L French oak barrels and a 2500L oak Foudre. All five varietals were matured separately in barrel for a total maturation time of 10 months before being blended for bottling.

Tasting Note:
All 5 varietals contribute to this complete and well balanced wine. Elegant with spring blossoms, restrained peach, mango and stone fruit on the nose. Subtle hints of oak spice and a refined fruit expression. A rich and well-structured wine that finishes with elegance and freshness on the palate. Will benefit from some aging.

Maturation Potential:
Drink now or in the next 6 years.

Food pairing:
Fish dishes, chicken dishes, goats cheese salad, pork, veal, Asian influenced chicken and fish dishes and roast duck.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.49 %
RS: 3.0 g/l
TA: 5.4 g/l
pH: 3.54

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