Who makes it?
Reyneke is a family run estate in South Africa’s famous, and beautiful, Stellenbosch region. The estate is currently under the custodianship of Johan Reyneke. Since the 90s, under his care, the estate has been converted to organic and biodynamic principles.
As well as this impressive Chenin, they grow the Bordeaux four Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet sauvignon and Merlot along with Syrah.
How they make it?
The organic Chenin grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the bright and vivacious fruit. The wine then spent 3 months on lees (the dead yeast cells spent from the ferment) to develop some spicy complexity and polish.
What does it taste like?
There is a layer of spiced cream, with a snap of ginger underlying the fresh pear and apple fruit. It is a dry, medium bodied white with the lightly creamy texture kept pristine with a fresh sweep of acid. A good drinking wine that finishes rather crisply with flavours that linger.
What to drink with it?
Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc will be an excellent wine to enjoy with appetisers, or with a vegetable quiche even fish and chips.
Quickie review « A multi-faceted white wine that is an easy choice for a warm afternoon or to take to a friend’s place for dinner.»
Country of Origin: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: September 2021
Price: £11 | R97 |
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
If you liked the sound of Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc, you might also like Bellingham Old Vine Chenin Blanc.
Visit reynekewines.co.za for more information.