Rijk’s Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2013
Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. 20% of the wine was cold fermented in tank to retain freshness and fruit, and 80% was fermented in French and Hungarian 300 litre barrels. 30% was fermented with natural yeast. The wine was then aged for 11 months, blended and then bottled.
Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit - full bodied
Winemaker: Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist: Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar: 4.1 g/l
Acidity: 6.3 g/l
Alcohol 14.5 %
Appelation Coastal Region
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect southeast
Trellis and bush vines.
Attractive Concentrated aromas of succulent nectarine, melon and quince on the nose with layers of citrus blossoms and butterscotch on the palate which is rich and creamy. Balanced and comes alive with fresh acidity. Full bodied and has a long finish. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide range of dishes completes this delicious wine
100% Chenin Blanc
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.5 tons / ha
At least 8 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 14ºC