Rijk’s Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2014
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: 3.4 g/l
Acidity: 6.5 g/l
Alcohol 13.87 %
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect southeast
Trellis and bush vines.
Lovely aromas of melon and quince on the nose with hints of golden delicious apple. The full bodied, creamy palate is layered with flavours of peach and apricot and finishes with a lively acidity. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide range of dishes completes this superb wine.
100% Chenin Blanc
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 7.1 tons / ha
At least 8 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 14ºC