Ridgeback Chenin Blanc 2020

R ich, upfront notes of pineapple and sweet orange blossom evolve to a fresh, juicy midpalate with hints of lemon zest and white peach lingering on the finish.

Key ingredients

Chenin blanc 96%
Viognier 3%

Food Pairing

This bold wine will complement a more robust fish dish such as Tuna or Salmon and work equally well with Roast Pork.

Experience the Essence: Indulge in Ridgeback Chenin Blanc

Bottle Analysis

Wine of Origin: Paarl
Number of Bottles: 8 085
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 3.6g/l
TA:  6.2g
pH: 3.30
Total SO2: 95mg/l
Extract: 23g/l
Release: 2021


  • The bunches harvested for this rich premium wine were destemmed without crushing, retaining a whole-berry component to press at about 70%.

  • Juice was settled overnight with pectalytic enzyme in a stainless-steel tank and then the clear juice was gravity fed to 400-litre French oak barrels.

  • All barrels underwent natural fermentation to start and were then inoculated with a commercial yeast strain to ensure ferment to dryness. For additional complexity a small portion (3%) of Viognier was included in the blend.

  • The wine was matured for 8 months in 20% new oak barrels and batonaged regularly to develop mouthfeel, then received a light filtration before bottling.