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Rall, White 2018

R310

60 in stock

Notes

70% Chenin Blanc, 26% Verdelho and 4% Viognier.

Rall Wines was established in 2008 and is owned and run by young independent winemaker Donovan Rall. He found his inspiration in that Swartland for the Mediterranean varietals and the dream of making these unique and natural styled wines under his own label from these scattered old vineyards was born.

Donovan Ralls’s dedication to his vineyards is evident in these new releases. 2018 was a difficult vintage, especially in the Swartland, so for this reason he spent time every day in the vineyards all the way through to harvest. Donovan says how this was the only way he could stay on top of picking time. Tasting through his latest releases, I was impressed with their reigned-in nature and sense of detail. The Rall Red 2017 and Rall White 2018 are his most defined and best yet. This signature white is one of SA’s most sought-after white blends and the 2018 is certainly his best effort to date. The multi-regional vineyard selection is key when mitigating the impact of the drought.

Tasting notes:
'70% Chenin Blanc, 26% Verdelho and 4% Viognier. Matured in old oak barrels of various sizes for 11 months. Some struck match character before pear, peach, citrus and apple plus some leesy character. Rich and very flavourful on the palate with just the right amount of texture, a great line of acidity lending drive. Alcohol: 13%.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

70% Chenin Blanc, 26% Verdelho and 4% Viognier.

Rall Wines was established in 2008 and is owned and run by young independent winemaker Donovan Rall. He found his inspiration in that Swartland for the Mediterranean varietals and the dream of making these unique and natural styled wines under his own label from these scattered old vineyards was born.

Donovan Ralls’s dedication to his vineyards is evident in these new releases. 2018 was a difficult vintage, especially in the Swartland, so for this reason he spent time every day in the vineyards all the way through to harvest. Donovan says how this was the only way he could stay on top of picking time. Tasting through his latest releases, I was impressed with their reigned-in nature and sense of detail. The Rall Red 2017 and Rall White 2018 are his most defined and best yet. This signature white is one of SA’s most sought-after white blends and the 2018 is certainly his best effort to date. The multi-regional vineyard selection is key when mitigating the impact of the drought.

Tasting notes:
'70% Chenin Blanc, 26% Verdelho and 4% Viognier. Matured in old oak barrels of various sizes for 11 months. Some struck match character before pear, peach, citrus and apple plus some leesy character. Rich and very flavourful on the palate with just the right amount of texture, a great line of acidity lending drive. Alcohol: 13%.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

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CE 96

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

White

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