Rijk's Touch of Oak Chenin Blanc 2016
Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. Wine was cold fermented in tank to allow freshness and fruit, but kept on the lees for 11 months to give a creamy mouth feel. 25% of barrel-fermented wine was blended with the tank fermented portion (75%) to add the wooded dimension.
Fresh and crisp fruit driven medium bodied.
Winemaker: Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist: Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar: 4.8 g/l
Acidity: 6.6 g/l
Alcohol 14.11 %
Appelation Coastal Region
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect southeast
Trellis and bush vines.
Stone-fruit aromas dominate the nose with hints of citrus, quince and pine nut. Rich and creamy palate is well balanced, perked up by lively acidity and a long finish. The subtle use of oak uplifts the pure fruity characters.
100% Chenin Blanc
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.9 tons / ha
7 or more years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 13ºC