Pierre Wahl's 2013 CWG Auction Wines

Rijk’s CWG Chenin Blanc 2012100% Chenin Blanc Wine of Origin Estate

The grapes were hand-picked at night, 100% barrel fermented and matured for 12 months in one new and one 2nd fill 300 litre French oak barrel. This wine was fermented with natural yeast. No malolactic fermentation took place.

Tasting Notes: Attractive stone-fruit aromas dominate the nose with hints of citrus blossoms, butterscotch and pine nut. A rich, creamy palate is well balanced and freshened up by the presence of a lively acidity. This wine is full bodied and has a long finish.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 60 Qty. cases on offer 44 Alc 13.95 vol% RS 6.0 g/l TA 6.8 g/l pH 3.14 Rijk’s CWG Shiraz 2011100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Estate

Hand-picked in the cool of the night to retain freshness and flavours. 48 hours cold maceration (10°C) prior to fermentation. 20% of the grapes were not crushed and destemmed and were left to ferment beneath the crushed grapes. Extraction was done by doing a combination of pump-overs and pigeage three times per day. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months in a new 300 litre French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes: The wine has an exceptional vibrant red colour. A complex nose of black and white pepper spices with liquorice, bramble and black fruit undertones. Well-structured, elegant tannins support a multi-layered, creamy palate and ensure great harmony and balance.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 65 Qty. cases on offer 38 Alc 13.9 vol% RS 3.7 g/l TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.56

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