Rijk's Private Cellar Chardonnay 2004

This complex wine has a variety of citrus aromas with subtle peachiness lingering in the background. The palate is well balanced and is elegantly spiced. The aftertaste is fresh and lasting because of a positive natural acid. The wine has an attractive straw colour.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Rijks
winemaker : Pierre Wahl
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.65 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 2.96  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2007 - Silver
  • SA Young Wine Show – Gold
  • ageing : Enjoy now or the wine will age well for a potential period of at least 5 years.

    in the vineyard : Four vineyard blocks: 3.42 ha (0.80 ha, 0.67 ha, 0.95 ha & 1.0 ha)
    CY 3 (57 %)
    CY 76 (23 %)
    CY 95 (20 %)
    Double Cordon, Extended Perold

    about the harvest: Night harvested and handpicked on 27 January and 6, 10 & 12 February 2004.
    Harvest: 21.48 tons at an average of 6.28 tons/ha

    in the cellar : 15% of the wine was fermented with wild yeast. 100% barrel fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak. No malolactic fermentation took place. 70% new and 30% 2nd fill French oak barrels. Bottling date: 15 January 2005

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