Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - The Game Reserve Winemaking Team
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.24
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 6.4 g/l
Appellation - Coastal Region

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

Delightful aromas of sweet juicy melon, pear drop and fragrant grapefruit. On the palate expect rich rewarding flavours of ripe tropical fruit and luscious citrus. Aromatic, fruity and well rounded - an elegant wine with a soft silky texture and vibrant, fresh finish.

Ageing Potential

Top 12 Chenin Blanc Rankings 2016 - Number 1 Ranking

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

The Chenin is a good company for Alfresco lunches. Also great withgrilled chicken or fish, rich pasta dishes and spicy food.

In The Vineyard

Low yielding, 42 - 48 year old bush vines on rolling hills in Paarl, exposed to south eastern winds, rain and lots of sunshine. Dryland vineyards planted on very deep soils.

About The Harvest

The grapes were left to ripen fully to ensure the development of the rich and ripe flavours and complexity. Harvested during the last two weeks in February up to the first week in March 2015 at 23° - 24° Balling.

In The Cellar

Destalked, mash cooled with 4 - 8 hours skin contact and cool fermentation. A small percentage (7 %) of the Chenin Blanc was fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill 400L French Oak barrels to generate an added dimension of richness.

Additional Information

The Riverine Rabbit
Both threatened and very rare, the riverine rabbit or ‘doekvoet’ (Bunolagus monticularis) is an intriguing mammal, currently classified as highly endangered. Originally thought to exist only in limited areas in the Karoo this elusive creature was discovered in the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy - the most southern point of discovery to date.


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Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012 Pieter Ferreira Chenin Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011 Pieter Ferreira Chenin Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010 Pieter Ferreira Chenin Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2009 Pieter Ferreira Chenin Blanc

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