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2018 RAW Chenin Blanc

2018 RAW Chenin Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Niagara Peninsula
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$44.80
/ 750ml
SKU: RWCB18750

Appellation: Niagara Lakeshore
A.B.V: 14.0%
R.S.: <3 g/l
T.A.: 6 g/l

Source:  Rick Smith Vineyard – Niagara Lakeshore

Winemaker’s Notes: We whole cluster-pressed old-vine and young-vine Chenin together to stainless tank and settled them down for 2 days followed by racking the sediment off and transferring to the concrete tank. We pulled 30L of “pied de cuvee” to start a wild yeast culture and fed it constantly to build a big enough population. This was left for a day and then added to the must in the 2000L concrete tank. After 4 months of fermentation in the concrete tank it was then aged another 7 months; the last 3 months of which we reduced the temperature to 8ଂC for fining to be able to bottle the wine unfiltered.

Sommelier's Notes: The nose is ripe showing citrus, apple, pineapple fruit character with complex tones of wafer, chamomile, ginger, and honey. The botrytis is definitely showing already, and that would develop as the fruit slowly gives way. This is the driest version of the RAW Chenins, and shows the freshest character and acidity, but still concentrated and amply weighted. Fish dishes with herbs would go nicely, especially en papillote with plenty of butter.

Spec Sheet: – Download PDF –

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Niagara Peninsula