GRAHAM BECK GAMEKEEPERS RESERVE CHENIN BLANC 2012 750 ML

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Size: 750 ML

Vintage: 2012

Country: SOUTH AFRICA

Region: WESTERN CAPE

Producer: Graham Beck

Composition: CHENIN BLANC

Color: WHITE

$14.99

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Description

The label for this wine features the endangered and highly elusive South African Riverine Rabbit which inhabits the wildlife reserve situated on Graham and Rhona Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba. The wine celebrates Graham Beck Wines’ commitment to conserving the natural environment. This 100% Chenin Blanc is from low yielding, 40 – 46 year old bush vines on rolling hills in Paarl, exposed to south eastern winds, rain and lots of sunshine. The grapes were left to ripen fully to ensure the development of the rich and ripe flavours and complexity. The grapes were destalked, then mash cooled with 8-12 hours skin contact and cool fermentation. A small percentage (5-10%) of the Chenin Blanc was fermented in French Oak barrels to generate an added dimension of richness. The complex nose shows upfront tropical fruit, ripe pineapple, melon, peaches and honey flavours, lifted by a citrus element. Good company for al fresco lunches. Also great with grilled chicken or fish, rich pasta dishes and spicy food.

Sourced from 40-45 year old bush vines, the 2009 Game Reserve Chenin Blanc has a reserved bouquet that takes time to open, offering attractive fresh grapefruit, star fruit and apple-blossom aromas. The palate is well balanced with a slight waxiness on the entry. It has a citric thread of acidity with well-integrated French oak that just lacks a little precision on the finish. Drink now-2013. ”

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