Rijk's Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2005

A gold-tinted colour. Rich and complex floral to yellow fruit aromas are well supported by a nutty presence which originated from the use of quality oak. This full bodied palate has a balanced sweet-sour tang to it and has a long lasting aftertaste.


variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Rijks
winemaker : Pierre Wahl
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.62 % vol  rs : 8.1 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2007 - Trophy Award (95/100)
  • ageing : Enjoy now, but has a great ageing potential.

    in the vineyard : Vines: Single block vineyard of 1.1 ha
    Trellis: Double Cordon
    Clone: SN 1064

    about the harvest: Night harvested and handpicked on 11 & 15 February 2005.
    Yield: Harvested 7.8 tons at an average of 7 tons/ha.

    in the cellar : 70% barrel fermented and matured 11 months in French oak. 30% cold fermented in stainless steel tanks and lay on fermentation lees for 11 months before blended with wooded wine. A total of 40% was fermented naturally. 20% New Hungarian Oak, 20% new French oak, 40% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill French oak.

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