Rijk's Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2003

Goldish tint. Yellow fruit aromas on the nose with whiffs of guava and melon. Well rounded palate with wood integration ensures a palate full of pleasure. Long lasting, creamy aftertaste.


variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Rijks
winemaker : Pierre Wahl
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.61 % vol  rs : 6.3 g/l  pH : 3.01  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
  • 2004 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold Medal
  • One of only 3 cellars in South Africa awarded membership of the Super Chenin Club
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine – 93/100 points
  • ageing : Enjoy now, but has a great ageing potential.

    in the vineyard : Vines: Single block vineyard
    Yield: Harvested 6.08 Tons at 5.53 t / ha.
    Trellis: Double Cordon

    about the harvest: Night harvested and handpicked.

    in the cellar : 60% Barrel fermented, 12 months in French Oak. 40% Cold fermented in Stainless steel tanksand lay on fermentation lees for 12 months before blended with wooded wine. 30% New Hungarian Oak, 60% 2nd fill, 10% 3rd fill French Oak.

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