100% Chenin blanc
Full-bodied White wine, Great food wine
Golden hued colour. Complex but delicate yellow fruit aromas on the nose with hints of pineapple and apricot, followed by a hint of cashew nut. These aromas carry through on to a rich, multi-layered creamy palate with a long finish and lasting after taste. The subtle oak flavours are in perfect harmony with the fruit.
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical shale/schist
Trellis and bush vines.
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 5.8 tons/ha
Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. 100% barrel fermented and matured for 16 months in one new and one-second fill 300-litre French oak barrel. Fermentation was done with natural yeast to ensure that our uniqueness of Rijk’s terroir is expressed. Fermentation took 8 months to complete. Malo-lactic fermentation was not encouraged in order to protect the elegant varietal characters.
10 years or more after vintage
Recommended to be served at 14ºC
|Residual sugar||4.2 g/l|