Rijk's Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2007

Goldish colour, complex yellow fruit nose with hints of pinenut and honeysuckle. These aromas are well supported by a nutty presence which originated from the use of quality oak. This wine has a full bodied palate with a balanced sweet-sour tang to it and a long lasting aftertaste.

Recommended to be served at 14° C

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Rijks
winemaker : Pierre Wahl
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.21 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
  • SAA Premium Class Listing
  • ageing : Enjoy now, but has a great ageing potential of up to 10 years.

    about the harvest: Night harvested and handpicked on 15 & 16 February 2006.

    in the cellar : 30% was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks and lay on fermentation lees for 11 months before blended with wooded wine. No MLF took place.

    Maturation: 70% barrel fermented: 20% new Hungarian oak, 40% second fill and 40% 3rd fill 300Ltr French oak barrels and matured for a further 11 months before tracking, blending (with tank fermented portion) and bottling. 40% of barrel fermentation was with natural yeast.

    Bottling date: January 2007

    Production: 1500 x 6

    Release date: Elegance, finesse and concentrated fruit reflecting the true character of the cultivar from our soils are the hallmarks of Rijk's Private Cellar wines. The wine was aged in the bottle for 1 year. After many tastings and discussions it was only released in January 2009.

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