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Rijk’s Estate – Touch of Oak Chenin Blanc

Rijk’s Estate – Touch of Oak Chenin Blanc

R160.00

Stone-fruit aromas dominate the nose with hints of citrus, quince and pine nut.

Category

Cultivar

100% Chenin Blanc

Characteristics

Medium bodied white wine, fruit driven.

Tasting Notes

Complex nose of pomegranate and freshly squeezed passion fruit culminating as a rich, creamy bouquet. The multi-layered and balanced palate is well poised with refined oak flavours which makes this a well-rounded wine with great finesse. The presence of a lively acid makes this a wine to enjoy on many different occasions and seasons.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist.
Yield: 4.8 tons/Ha.
Aspect: South-East.

Harvest

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

Cellar Practices

Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. The majority of the wine was cold fermented to show freshness and fruit. It was kept on the lees for 11 months to give the wine a creamy mouth-feel. 25% of barrel-fermented wine was blended with the tank-fermented portion (75%) to add a wooded dimension.

Ageing Potential

5 Years after vintage.

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 13°C.

Analysis

Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 2.1 g/l
Acidity 5.8 g/l
ph 3.20
Alcohol 13.89%
Appellation Coastal Region

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