Rijks Touch of Oak Chenin Blanc 2020

Tasting Notes

Winery: Rijks
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
SKU: RIJCHE2020 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rilks Touch Chenin Blanc 2020 (2)



Top 10 – 2022 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge

Damp hay, ripe tropical fruit, and dried pineapple notes introduce an apple and pear combination on the palate with ripe orange intensity and a tangy oak-licked send-off. Medium to full bodied in style.

4 Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Chenin joy in a glass, 20 (86 pts) shows fragrant apple blossom, quince & stonefruit with a smooth acidity that slips down so easy. Only 25% barrel-fermented in large oak, aged 11 months for textured mouthfeel & lengthy savoury finish.

Winemaker Notes

Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. Wine was cold fermented to show freshness and fruit, but kept on the lees for 11 months to give the wine a creamy mouth-feel. 25% of barrel-fermented wine was blended with the tank-fermented portion (75%) to add a wooded dimension.

A beautiful bouquet of lime, grapefruit and Granny Smith Apples. The palate is perfectly balanced with a layered, creamy palate of orange, white peaches and tropical fruit. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide variety of dishes complete this irresistible package. The subtle use of oak helps to uplift the fruity characters of this versatile cultivar.

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