Cape Winemakers Guild

Rijk’s CWG Chenin Blanc 2018

100% Chenin Blanc

Estate Wine of Origin Tulbagh

Grapes from a 14-year-old bush vine vineyard were picked by hand in the cool of the night to capture the true flavours of this diverse variety. The wine was naturally fermented in a new and second fill 300 litre French oak barrel and left for 14 months before racking and bottling. After fermentation, sulphur was only added before spring 2018. This allowed for yeast cell autolysis to take place, preventing any sulphur compounds forming that could lead to reductive characters. No malolactic fermentation took place.

Even though 2018 was a vintage of drought, we still managed to produce a wine with great power, without compromising on elegance.

Tasting Notes: Fresh white peach and gooseberry nose accompanied by notes of cracked almonds. These aromas carry through on a rich, multi-layered palate with a lingering, yet gentle, aftertaste.

Ready for drinking in 2024 and beyond.

Winemaker: Pierre Wahl

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 500.00
  • Lowest: R 3 250.00
  • Average: R 4 119.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 60
  • Cases Auctioned 21


  • Alc: 14.00 vol%
  • RS: 3.30 g/l
  • TA: 6.45 g/l
  • pH: 3.32

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