Rijk’s Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2015
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: 3.0 g/l
Acidity: 6.7 g/l
Alcohol 13.95 %
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect southeast
Trellis and bush vines.
Concentrated aromas of yellow fruit, pineapple and melon on the nose with nutty nuances that linger. Full bodied, elegant creamy palate. Well balanced and alive with fresh acidity and long finish. 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 6.2 tons / ha
10 years at temperatures between 14ºC and 17ºC
Recommended to be served at 14ºC