What a pleasure it was to taste the NEW Kasteelberg Chenin Blanc MCC by Riebeek Valley Wine Co, wine of the Swartland. I attended the launch at the ever so stunning Dennehof guesthouse where I met the Head Winemaker, Alecia Boshoff and Senior Winemaker, Jacques Theron.
This MCC is a fabulous limited release, only 920 bottles made, from a single-vineyard older bush-vine Chenin Blanc from the Swartland (Kasteelberg Mountain).
Together with the age-old tradition of Dry Land viticulture, the new Chenin Blanc MCC is an elegant, aromatic and richly textured wine, with characteristics typical to Chenin Blanc grown under these conditions. Biscuity notes and hints of tropical fruit are only some of the flavours that charm the nose. On the palate it is well-balanced with a crisp and dry finish. It is best served ice cold and will develop in complexity over the next 3 to 5 years.
The Kasteelberg range has always been a showcase of Riebeek Wine Valley Co.’s terroir with minimal intervention to allow the characteristics of the region to shine. This range prides itself as being a small barrel batch production of less than 1000 liters to max 3000 liters and previously included a Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Pinotage & Shiraz and to further pay homage to the excellent Chenin Blanc growing conditions in the Swartland.
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