888 Chenin Blanc Gold 2017

R900.00R21,600.00

This is a rare Chenin Blacn for the select few. Only eight hundred and eighty-eight bottles produced each vintage and are individually numbered and registered.

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Description

Cultivar

100% Chenin blanc

Characteristics

Full-bodied White wine, Great food wine

Tasting Notes

Golden hued colour. Complex but delicate yellow fruit aromas on the nose with hints of pineapple and apricot, followed by a hint of cashew nut. These aromas carry through on to a rich, multi-layered creamy palate with a long finish and lasting after taste. The subtle oak flavours are in perfect harmony with the fruit.

In the Vineyard

Soil low yielding well drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect south-east
Trellis and bush vines.

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 5.8 tons/ha

Cellar Practices

Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. 100% barrel fermented and matured for 16 months in one new and one-second fill 300-litre French oak barrel.  Fermentation was done with natural yeast to ensure that our uniqueness of Rijk’s terroir is expressed. Fermentation took 8 months to complete. Malo-lactic fermentation was not encouraged in order to protect the elegant varietal characters.

Ageing Potential

10 years or more after vintage

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 14ºC

Analysis
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 4.2 g/l
Acidity 6.2 g/l
ph 3.21
Alcohol 14.19 %
Appellation Tulbagh

 

 

Additional information

Quantity

Bottle, 1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases, 4 Cases, 5 Cases