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Rijk’s Estate – Private Cellar Chenin Blanc

Rijk’s Estate – Private Cellar Chenin Blanc

R230.00

This wine has a great spectrum of fruity aromas together with some flinty characters, which are terroir driven.

Category

Cultivar

100% Chenin Blanc

Characteristics

Medium to full bodied white wine. Fruit driven food wine.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Chenins will be remembered for its beautiful richness and structure. This wine has a great spectrum of fruity aromas together with some flinty characters, which are terroir driven. These aromas carry through onto a rich creamy palate with great lenght. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide variety of dishes complete this irresistible package.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 6.7 tons/Ha
Aspect: south-east

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested; picked by hand to retain flavours.

Cellar Practices

Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. This wine was fermented in 40% new French and Hungarian oak and 60% in 2nd and 3rd fill French and Hungarian 300 litre oak barrels. 30% was fermented with natural yeast. Wine was aged for 11 months before racked and blended.

Ageing Potential

10 Years after vintage at consistent temperatures of between 14°C and 17°C

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 14°C

Analysis

Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 2.6 g/l
Acidity 5.9 g/l
ph 3.21
Alcohol 14.24 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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