Rijk's Private Cellar Chardonnay 2005

Deep gold colour. Pinenut aromas dominate the nose with underlying naartjie-vanilla combinations. The palate is full bodied and fills the mouth as it enters with creamy citrus and nutty flavours. Well integrated oak.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Rijks
winemaker : Pierre Wahl
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.34 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
  • 4stars in SA Wine Magazine
  • Wine of the Month Club – Platinum Wine Club 2009
  • 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

    about the harvest: 
    Night harvested and handpicked on 25, 26 January, 2, 4 & 8 February2005
    Harvest: 18.60 tons at an average of 5.44 tons/ha

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