Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2017
  • White Wine
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% alc./vol

Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2017

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Regular price $39.95per bottle ($239.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Rich & Creamy

Radford Dale is one of South Africa’s leading independent Wineries. Based on the Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch and specializing in producing site-specific, natural wines.  Named by Decanter Magazine as the Best Chenin produced in South Africa, this is one of the greatest representations of how Chenin can and should be made.

From some of the oldest bush vines in the Cape, this Chenin is the epitome of dedication and brilliant craftsmanship. Having taken 12 years to perfect, Alex Dale has done a superb job integrating subtle oak aging with the beautiful fruity flavours of Chenin, brought to life by an ever present minerality. With an aging potential of 10 to 15 years, no wine cellar, nor glass, is complete without it.

About the Winery

Radford Dale

Radford Dale and The Winery of Good Hope are two brands made by the same people, in the same winery. The team behind these wineries has been an industry leader since the 1990s in chemical free farming, and more recently in low and no sulfur winemaking. They are a founding member of PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) which sets ethical, environmental and social uplift standards. Recognizing the social inequality present in South Africa Radford Dale has also set up a trust called Land of Hope to help facilitate bright futures for children, focusing heavily on education.

Alex Dale who owns and manages both projects is an Englishman who grew up spending summers in Burgundy, France. He moved there in his late teens to follow a passion for winemaking and also opened a wine bar in Beaune. He lived in Burgundy for many years before moving to South Africa in 1998, starting Radford Dale with Ben Radford, an Australian. The idea was to produce wines using modern techniques and technology with a healthy respect for tradition, something Alex came to understand well while living in Burgundy.

Wines are made with minimal intervention in order to best express each vineyard’s individuality.

Press Reviews

Tim Atkin - South Africa Special Report 2018

96 points

The Renaissance hails from a single vineyard on the Helderberg that also supplies the core of the Vinum Chenin. Made with a Burgundian sensibility by Jacques de Klerk, it's layered and complex, with refined oak, amazing concentration and palate length and a creamy, savoury finish. Drink date: 2019-2029.