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A Fistful of Schist Chenin Blanc, Swartland 2023

3.571430000 star rating 7 Reviews
One of the first of the new southern hemisphere vintage, this pleasingly fruity, easy-drinking white comes from the perfect region for old chenin vines. Its tropical and stone-fruit flavours and smooth mouthfeel make it great with or without food. Sourced and blended for us, it is then bottled in the UK after shipping in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks. This has the benefit of reducing both costs and carbon footprint.
Price: £7.25 Bottle
Price: £43.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SA20441

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Chenin Blanc
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Riebeek Cellars

Riebeek Cellars is a co-operative cellar comprising some 40 members on the outskirts of the charming town of Riebeek Kasteel in the Cape's long-established (and now trendy) Swartland region.

First established in 1941, it celebrated 75 years of winemaking in 2016. Riebeek produces a wide range of wines and wine styles, often from older bush vines which deliver greater complexity at very modest prices, including our A Fistful of Schist range which is made here for us. Riebeek is open for tastings and sales, and cellar tours can be arranged by appointment.


Environmental sustainability
Riebeek’s focus is on bush vines, which are not trellised and have adapted to the dry growing conditions of the Swartland. As such, Riebeek can minimise, and in some cases eliminate, the need for irrigation in an area where water stress can be a concern. They are certified by the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) scheme, a South African initiative that aims to decrease chemical intervention and improve waste management throughout the industry. The winery is also a member of the WWF’s Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI), which underlines its commitment to protecting local flora and fauna, and adopting better and healtheir farming practices.

Social sustainability
Riebeek is also accredited to WIETA, which is a leading standard focused on good social and human rights practice. Producers with whom they work must also be certified.

The Daily Telegraph

I absolutely loved A Fistful of Schist Chenin Blanc 2023, Swartland, which is made for The Wine Society in Riebeek Cellars, a big co-operative in the wilds of Swartland, to the north of Cape Town. It is...
I absolutely loved A Fistful of Schist Chenin Blanc 2023, Swartland, which is made for The Wine Society in Riebeek Cellars, a big co-operative in the wilds of Swartland, to the north of Cape Town. It is fruity but it’s refreshing too. Bring it on with ginger and spring onion noodles or just roast chicken.
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