Case Price: $221.94 (6 x 750ml)
|Our Price: $36.99 / bottle (RRP: $45.00 )||Case: 6 x 750ml|
'As devotees of true character and finesse often swim upstream against the populous tide, a fresh generation of Chenin producers is bringing to the surface some of the most interesting, bright, mineral and idiosyncratic wines of the Cape.'
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 grapes were whole bunch pressed and the free-run juice settled for two days before being poured into barrel. Fermentation was carried out entirely in old oak barrel (using only natural ambient yeast) for 8 – 10 weeks under cool conditions (fermentation peaking at about 18°). Malolactic fermentation was inhibited by the cold. The wine was kept on its primary lees throughout maturation, racked out of barrel after about 9 months, assembled and then settled for a month. This wine was bottled slightly earlier than previous vintages, because it reached its full potential with regards to barrel maturation a little earlier than other years.
An extraordinarily complex nose of flowers, hay, citrus, peach and spice. Excellent fruit concentration, weight and texture – seems more forceful than its 12.5% alcohol would suggest. Layers of flavour and great length. The Renaissance of Chenin Blanc is all about subtlety and finesse. It is driven by its citrus fruit spectrum and has a wonderful refreshing saltiness.
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