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Riebeek Chenin Blanc
Riebeek Cellars
South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Swartland

As the unofficial drink of the Riebeek Valley, the Riebeek Chenin Blanc is the perfect every day wine that offers uncomplicated quality for the novice and connoisseur alike.

Packed with upfront tropical fruit, the nose charms with an abundance of guava and gooseberries. These fruit flavors follow through on the palate, balanced by a crisp acidity to ensure a fresh and fruity style of wine.

Very accessible and suited to almost every occasion, the Riebeek Chenin Blanc never disappoints.

Specifications
Appellation
Coastal Region - Swartland
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chenin Blanc
Vinification
Only free run juice was used. After settling and acid adjustment, it was inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation was colder than usual to capture upfront fruit flavours. Two specially selected tanks were blended and bottled early to enjoy as fresh as possible.
Pairings

Enjoy well-chilled as a lovely, crisp glass on its own or ideal for al fresco dining with light summer fare. Beautiful with salads, anti pasti and seafood.

Reviews and News

2018 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 88 PTS - JD

2018 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2018 Chenin Blanc from Riebeek Cellars in Swartland offers a classic feel in its pear and orchard fruits, notes of dried hay, medium body, and building minerality. It has classic Chenin Blanc character, good acidity and freshness, and it sells for a song."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 88 pts

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2018 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 87 PTS - WS

2018 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 87 PTS - WS

wine spectator 87 pts"A fresh, crisp style, with a fleck of herb detail amid the green plum, lime zest and kiwi flavors. Shows nice zip through the finish. Drink now. - James Molesworth"
- Wine Spectator (October 4th 2018), 87 pts

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2016 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 89 PTS - Bronze Medal - Decanter WWA

2016 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 89 PTS - Bronze Medal - Decanter WWA

2016 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 88 PTS - WE

2016 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Floral tones of peony, honeysuckle and verbena are upfront on the nose of this pretty white wine, with core fruit tones of pink apple and sweet citrus. The palate is bright and clean, with easygoing fruit flavors and superb acidic lift that cumulates in an immensely refreshing close. Drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2017), 88 pts - Best Buy

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2015 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2015 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa300"Chenin Blanc is the grape that South Africans love and Riebeek does a top-flight job with it. It is hard to believe there is any oak in this 2015 Chenin Blanc and the minerality is impressive. This is a dead ringer for a good Loire Valley wine. Drink now."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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2014 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 87 PTS - WA

2014 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"This winery hit the bull's eye with its 2014 Chenin Blanc. It offers up a fresh, lively nose of spring flowers, nectarines, caramelized melons, honeysuckle, mango and white peach. Fresh, dry, beautifully fruited, pure and long, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next year. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts

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2014 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - *1/2 - Washington Post

2014 Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc - *1/2 - Washington Post

wplogo"Here's another great-value white from this popular and widely available label. With its crisp acidity and apple-pear flavors, chenin blanc plays well with a wide variety of foods - David McIntyre"
- The Washington Post (October 22nd 2014), *1/2

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Producer Information: Riebeek Cellars

Riebeek Cellars is located in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, in the heart of the Swartland wine region of South Africa. Established in 1941 by a group of nine local farmers, ...
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