2021 Rhenosterbosrug

Western Cape,South Africa,

£30.49

Bottle size: 75cl,
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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Crushed and pressed overnight, barrel fermentation in older oak vessel. Extended ageing on the fine lees, barrel maturation until December when it is bottled. VINEYARD INFORMATION Planted in 1983, Swartland, Farm Rhenosterbosrug. Bushvine on decomposed granite soils with rich organic material. Grapes were handpicked over 10 days.

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

2021

Brand

Roodekrantz

Cultivar

Chenin Blanc

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

12.66

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 94

[01/01/2023]

Producer Profile

INTRODUCTION

Roodekrantz is a partnership between former Windmeul export manager Marius Burger, son Marius Junior and winemaker Danie Morkel that focuses on securing old vine parcels from across the winelands. The 2021 set of wines, all from Chenin Blanc, have just been released, and once again they are impressive (winemaking is the same throughout – inoculation with a commercial yeast so that the fermentation process doesn’t obscure terroir, maturation lasting 10 months in older oak).

 

CELLAR INFORMATION

In the winery fruit is crushed, pressed and settled overnight. The wine is racked from gross lees immediately after fermentation and returned to fine lees where it is occasionally stirred for the following 3-4 months. Then aged in barrels until December when it’s bottled.

 

VINEYARD INFORMATION 

Planted in 1975, Agter – Paarl. Soil is a combination of clay and decomposed Malmesbury rocks/shale. Grapes were handpicked early mornings over a 14 day period.