The Franschhoek wine estate, Rickety Bridge, has a winemaking history dating back to the 17th century. It was once part of the original La Provence farm granted to the first French Huguenots who settled in Oliphantshoek and renamed the area, Franschhoek. Over the years La Provence was subdivided and in 1797 the land which is now known as Rickety Bridge wine estate was granted to the widow, Paulina De Villiers.

Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Vibrant and zesty with aromas of pear, gooseberry and passion fruit layered with subtle mineral tones. Full flavoured with a rich mid-palate, peach and litchi flavours which linger on the finish.

Cultivar: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc 2017


Inviting aromas of guava and white peach with underlying floral and green fig notes. A full,
rich palate of tropical fruit, citrus and spice leads into a long honeyed finish.

Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc

Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2017


Citrus with nutty nuances, hints of orange blossom and subtle oak spice on the nose. The rich and structured palate shows honey and tropical fruit with hints of white flowers, caramel, spice and minerality which linger on the long creamy finish.

Cultivar: 100% Chardonnay

Rickety Bridge Merlot 2016


Notes of red cherry and ripe plum layered with herbal nuances and hints of oak spice on the nose. A juicy palate with red currants and blueberries gives way to lingering dark chocolate flavours. Well-structured with refined tannins and a lengthy finish.

Cultivar: 100% Merlot

Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2014


Opulent dark forest fruit with aromatic notes of spice, white pepper and dark chocolate. The palate is textured and layered, showing elegance and refined structure. Fresh, juicy and balanced acidity, subtle oak with hints of clove and mulberry lingers on the finish.

Cultivar: 100% Shiraz

Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2016


Concentrated black and blueberry flavours with layers of plums and dark chocolate. A velvety palate with well integrated tannins which are supported by subtle smokiness and gentle oaking lead into a lingering juicy finish.

Cultivar: 100% Pinotage

Rickety Bridge Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2015


Rich and ripe with apricot, peach skins with hints of mango and litchi on the nose. The wine shows honeyed aromas with white peach and a full, rich palate of tropical fruit.

Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc

 

Rickety Bridge Blanc de Blancs 2012


Lively, fine mousse. Bright and zesty citrus aromas tinged with brioche nuances. Refreshing flavours of green apple and limestone on the palate. These delightful flavours combine seamlessly with classic richness and finely balanced acidity.

Only 2000 Bottles produced

Cultivar: Chardonnay/ Pinot Noir

(limited amounts available)

Rickety Bridge Brut Rosé NV


A appealing light salmon pink with a delicate expression on the nose of citrus notes and hints of red berries. On the palate crisp freshness combines seamlessly with classis richness and finishes with finesse. Fine continuous mousse kisses the palate and lifts the wine to a long elegant finish.

Only 4500 Bottles produced

Cultivar: 53% Pinot Noir; 47% Chardonnay

(limited amounts available)

Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone Rosé 2017


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

Cultivar: 48% Grenache, 34% Shiraz, 16% Mouvèdre, 2% Viognier

Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone White 2016


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 ageing.

Cultivar: 46% Chenin Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 18% Grenache Blanc, 11% Viognier, 3% Nouvelle

Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone Red 2015


This intriguing blend is silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of black pepper, blackcurrant, white chocolate on the nose. Layered complexity on the nose and palate surprise with every interaction.

Cultivar: 43% Shiraz, 20% Grenache Noir, 19% Cinsault, 9% Tannat, 9% Mourvèdre

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015


Dominant peach and ripe pear aromas with notes of spicy oak. A rich mouth-filling wine with good structure and a long finish of dried fruit, white flowers and subtle minerality.

Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Semillon 2016


Lime and apple aromas layered with nuances of honeyed beeswax. The full, rich palate of honey and citrus is perfectly balanced with well integrated oak notes, minerality and a delightful lingering creamy finish.

Cultivar: 100% Semillon

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Classic characters of red cherries layered with herbal notes, hints of pencil shavings and oak spice. A full, rich palate with a powerful fruit expression and silky, polished tannins which lead to a long finish with well-integrated oak, cassis and subtle minerality. This wine is a pleasure to drink from the first sip until the last.

Cultivar: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

(very limited amounts available)

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Rickety Bridge Road to Santiago 2014


Initial freshness on the nose that opens up to a complex citrus and zezty lime with underlying red apple aromas. A full, rich palate of honey, nougat and citrus is perfectly balanced with caramel sweetness and a lingering finish.

Cultivar: 100% Semillon

(limited amounts available)

Rickety Bridge The Bridge 2014


The nose is dominated by mint, dark cherry, aromatic tobacco and hints of 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 one wanting more.

Cultivar: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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