Rudera Chenin Blanc 2004

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

Price: $21.99 $12.49
Save $9.50 (43%)
Item No. 84150
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is clear and bright gold with a green tinge. The citrus start with lime and develop in the mouth to grapefruit. Quince and apple flavours add to the complexity with the wood so well integrated that only a hint of vanilla is evident. A rich concentrated mouth-feel, flowery mid-palate, and layers of glorious tropical fruit culminate in a long, complex, lingering finish.

The wine that has helped Teddy Hall win the South African Chenin Blanc challenge three years consecutively, and make him South African Winemaker of the Year. Made in true Loire Valley style, the wine uses only the free-run juice from hand-selected grapes, and is barrel fermented with six months spent on the lees to gain richness and depth of flavor. When tasted, layers of concentrated fruit (citrus, quince, apricot, green apple, grapefruit) and floral flavors mingle on the palate, and culminate in a lingering, spicy finish.

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Learn About Rudera

Rudera, is the brainchild of former Kanu winemaker Teddy Hall. The idea was said to be born one rainy evening in front of a soul-warming fire. It was there that Teddy decided to produce the best wine possible under his own flag, without cutting any corners at any time, regardless of the cost or effort. The Rudera range is small, and Teddy chose the varietals carefully, wanting...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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