Rijk's Chenin Blanc Reserve 2020
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Rijk's Chenin Blanc Reserve 2020

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It's a little known fact, but a fact all the same, that South African Chenin Blanc wines are among the world's finest.

The two main areas in the world where Chenin Blanc is grown are in the Loire Valley in France and in the Cape Winelands, South Africa.

France has 10,000 ha and the Cape has 20,000 ha planted. It is believed that the first plantings of Chenin Blanc in South Africa were made by the French Huguenots, fleeing France after the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and emigrating to the Cape.


Winemaker Adriaan Jacobs

This Chenin's grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours.

The Grapes were then gently crushed and pressed. The wine was fermented in 40% new, 40% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill 300 litre French oak barrels. The wine was 80% naturally fermented. A maturation period of 12 month was needed before this wine could be racked and blended.

Tasting Notes:

Deeply golden in colour, this beautifully made wine has an attractive bouquet of orange blossom and almond. The wine is full bodied with flavours of granadilla, yellow plum and peach on the palate. These flavours are supported by the delicate use of oak which allows them to shine. The finish is long and lingering.

Best Enjoyed:

Vegetarian dishes. Also try with spicy food, mild and soft cheeses. Seafood and shellfish.

Ageing Potential:  12 Years after vintage.
Serving Temperature: Recommended to be served at 14°C. 


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