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Rijks Touch Pinotage 2021 £18.31
Rijks Touch Pinotage 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.'
Medium-bodied red wine. Fruit driven.
Grapes were night-harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours.
A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. Matured for 20 months in 20% 2nd fill, 40% 3rd fill, and 40% 4th fill French oak barrels.
'Intense dark red coloured wine. Aromas of black currant and mulberry, with underlying cherry and fynbos nuances on the nose. These diverse aromas carry through onto a rich, velvety, complex palate supported by layers of well-rounded tannins.
The gentle presence of oak on the nose and palate supports this delicious Pinotage.'
Ageing Potential: 8 Years after vintage.
Recommended to be served at 14°C.