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Rijks private Cellar Chenin Blanc with a Touch of Oak

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Rijk's private Cellar Chenin Blanc with a Touch of Oak 2009

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A full bodied creamy palate with a balanced sweet-sour tang and a long lasting aftertaste.


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Goldish colour with fresh green tint. Complex nose with combinations of pineapple and apricot aromas. These aromas are well supported by a nutty to vanilla spice. This wine has a full bodied creamy palate with a balanced sweet-sour tang and a long lasting aftertaste.

Vinification:
Hand picked in the cool of the night to retain freshness and flavours. 10% was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks and lay on fermentation lees for 11 months before blending. 60% of the wine was fermented with natural yeast.

Maturation details
90% Barrel fermented in 70% new Hungarian and French oak, 30% 2nd fill  300 litre French oak barrels and matured for a further 11 months before racking, blending (with tank fermented portion) and bottling. 60% of barrel fermentation was with natural yeast.  Elegance, finesse and concentrated fruit reflecting the true character of the cultivar from our soils are the hallmarks of Rijk's Private Cellar wines. This wine was aged  in the bottle for 1 year and 11 months and finally released in February, 2009.

Type White Wine
John Platter Ratings 4.5 stars
Winery / Producer Rijk's Private Cellar
Winemaker Pierre Wahl and Lukas van Loggerenberg
Body Medium Bodied
Maturity Ready, but will keep
Grape Variety Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2009
Bottle Size Bottle 75cl
Alcohol (ABV) 14.65%
pH 3.24
Acidity 6.5 g/l
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/l

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