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Rickety Bridge Wines - Franschhoek

Citrus with nutty nuances and hints of orange blossom on the nose. The rich palate shows honey, hazelnuts and tropical fruit.

Enjoy with Smoked salmon, shellfish with rich sauces, pork, chicken with creamy sauces.

Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2014

Platter: ***1/2

100% Chardonnay

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

Fermented at 12.5°C for a period of 24 days using two noble yeasts namely VIN 7 and VIN 13 at different stages of the fermentation process. The wine was left on its primary lees for 2 months ensuring the full and creamy mouth feel. A policy of minimal interference in the cellar is followed to ensure all the natural flavours of the fruit are preserved and bottled.

Passion fruit flavours dominate including granadilla, guava and hints of green apple.

Ready to be enjoyed now.

Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Platter: NT

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

Grapes are from 22 year old vines grown in sandy Tukulu soils on the banks of the Franschhoek river. Extremely low yielding at 4.5 tonnes/ha.

Nutty nuances intermingled with zesty lime and red apple aromas. A full, rich palate of honey, nougat and citrus is perfectly balanced with caramel sweetness and a delightful lingering creamy finish.

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Semillon 2012

100% Semillon

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

The nose is dominated by mint, dark cherry, eucalyptus, aromatic tobacco and hints cloves.

Cassis, red fruit and subtle chocolate is supported by the natural acidity giving the wine a linear elegant feel on the palate. Tremendous fullness, massive supple structure which fills the entire mouth, voluptuous velvety tannins that make the tongue feel gracefully coated. Full bodied yet refined. A long and enchanting finish leaves wanting more.

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve The Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Platter: ****1/2

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

The vineyards were identified in the Swartland region and they grow in decomposed granite soils on easterly facing slopes. Well manicured and settled vines yielding a low 7 tonnes/ha.

Vibrant and juicy, with layers of red fruit, raspberry, mulberry and hints of chocolate and spice, good structure with a lingering aftertaste red berries. Well integrated velvety, but big tannins supported by the subtle oaking.

Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2014

Platter: ***

100% Pinotage

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

Grapes selected from Franschhoek, Walker bay, Wellington and the Breederiver Valley vineyards.

Graciously aromatic with notes of red and black berry fruits, spice and white pepper. Elegance and structure on the palate with supple velvety tannins. Complex nose of juicy mulberry and bramble fruit that linger. Fresh juicy balanced acidity and very subtle oak with hints of clove.

Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2012

Platter: ****

100% Shiraz

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

Dark ruby-black wine with powerful ripe plum and black cherry fruit on the nose and a rich, juicy palate of red berries and blueberries layered with toasty oak spice. Well structured with soft tannins and a long finish. All grapes used to make this wine were picked by hand.

Enjoy with Spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, grilled chicken, beef stews.

Rickety Bridge Merlot 2013

Platter: ****

100% Merlot

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

A dry traditional style Rose with juicy red cherries and strawberries integrated with Turkish Delight and a touch of spice. A lovely creamy yet fresh palate showing a perfect balance between acidity and sweetness.

Enjoy with picnics, salads, sushi, prawns, smoked salmon or on its own.

Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone Rosé

Platter: ***

38% Shiraz
37% Grenache
25% Mouvedre

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

All 5 varietals contribute to this complete and well balanced wine.

Elegant with spring blossoms, restrained peach, mango and stone fruit on the nose. Subtle hints of oak spice and a refined fruit expression. A rich and well-structured wine that finishes with elegance and freshness on the palate.

Will benefit from some aging.

Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone White 2014

Platter: ****

49% Chenin Blanc
15% Grenache Blanc
15% Ugni Blanc
15% Rousanne
6% Viognier

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler

Layered complexity on the nose and palate surprise with every interaction.

This intriguing blend of Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Tannat and Viognier is silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of white pepper, blackcurrant, white chocolate and cherry tobacco on the nose.

Red fruit driven, juicy raspberry, mulberry aromas with hints of chocolate, layers of complex spice and red berry fruit which fill the entire mouth and leaves you interested with a lingering aftertaste. Well integrated and seamless tannins which emphasize spice on the lengthy finish.

Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone Red 2013

Platter: ***1/2

38% Shiraz
23% Cinsaut
20% Mourvèdre
9% Tannat
8% Grenache
2% Viognier.

Winemaker: Wynand Grobler