Rijk’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013
Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. Fermented in 50% new, 30% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill French and Hungarian 300 litre oak barrels. 100% of the wine was naturally fermented. A maturation period of 14 months was required before the wine was racked, blended and bottled..
Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit - full bodied. Special Reserve selection.
Winemaker: Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist: Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar: 9.0 g/l
Acidity: 6.2 g/l
Alcohol 14.84 % Appelation Tulbagh
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect southeast
Trellis system : 80% raised bush vines and 20% trellised (VSP)
Golden hued and full bodied. Well balanced with an attractive complex nose with tropical to dry apricot and almond 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.
100% Chenin Blanc
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 5.2 tons / ha
At least 12 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 14ºC