Rijk’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011
Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. Fermented in 60% new and 40% 2nd fill French and Hungarian 300 litre oak barrels. 50% of the barrel fermented wine was fermented with wild yeast. The wine was then matured for 11 months, blended and then bottled.
Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit - full bodied. Special Reserve selection.
Winemaker: Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist: Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar: 5.0 g/l
Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Alcohol 14.92 %
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect southeast
Trellis and bush vines.
This iconic Chenin Blanc has a complex nose of tropical and yellow fruit aromas. The wood spices compliments the fruit and adds structure on the rich and creamy palate. Full bodied and has a lasting exotic sweet- sour tang on the finish. Superb fine dining wine. World class.
100% Chenin Blanc
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.3 tons / ha
At least 10 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 14ºC