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Rijks Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2021 £19.91
Rijks Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2021
'Rijk’s is situated in the Tulbagh Valley, 120km North East of Cape Town. They are a family-owned estate where good wine, food, family and friends come together. Sustainably farmed with a vision for the future, the Estate continually produces award winning wines.
Focused solely on Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, Rooted deep in rich vertical shale soils and experiencing a Mediterranean climate with cool summer winds, Rijks have an ideal environment for making exceptional wines.'
Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied.
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours.
Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. 30% of the wine was cold fermented in tank to retain freshness and fruit, and 70% was fermented in French and Hungarian 300 litre barrels. 40% was fermented with natural yeast. The wine was then aged for 11 months, blended and then bottled.
Ageing Potential: At least 8 years after vintage
This wine has intense yellow fruit aromas of peach, nectarines and orange blossoms. These aromas carry through onto a creamy palate that finishes with a lively acidity with hints of ginger and a leesy complexity. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide variety of dishes complete this irresistible package.
Recommended to be served at 14°C.