RIJK’S IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF OUR FIRST SHIRAZ RESERVE 2009.

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A SPECIAL WINE PRODUCED FROM ONLY 7 SELECTED BARRELS.

 

ALSO JUST RELEASED IS OUR RIJK’S RESERVE PINOTAGE 2009

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RIJK’S RESERVE SHIRAZ 2009

This is our maiden release Shiraz Reserve. This crimson coloured wine has a complex nose of spices and black fruit aromas. It all carries through onto a multi-layered, rich palate that is rounded off by smooth silky tannins. There is a presence of subtle oak flavours in harmony with the wine’s fruitiness.

Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction was done by a combination of pump overs and pigeage 3 x per day. Malolactic fermentation (MLF) took place in barrels. Matured for 20 months in 66% new and 34% 2nd fill 300 litre French oak barrels. This wine was made by blending only seven selected barrels.

Production: 350 x 6 x 750ml

Alcohol: 14.5 %vo

pH: 3.52

RS: 2.3 g/l

Total Acid: 5.8 g/l

Yield: 5.8 ton/H

WATCH A VIDEO of our winemaker, Pierre Wahl, talking about this maiden vintage

RIJK’S RESERVE PINOTAGE 2009

This wine has a vibrant deep red colour. Sensual nose of blackcurrant and cherries, supported by ginger biscuit and banana leaf aromas. These exquisite aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy palate. Silky, well integrated and concentrated tannins keep this wine in perfect harmony and balance.

The grapes were night harvested and 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 doing manual punch downs 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. Malolactic fermanetation (MLF) took place in barrels, after which it was matured for 20 months in 60% new and 40% 2nd fill French oak barrels. This wine was made by blending a strict selection of the best ten barrels.

Production: 680 x 6 x 750ml

Alcohol: 14.7 %vol

pH: 3.56

RS: 2.5 g/l

Total Acid: 5.6 g/l

Yield: 5.8 ton/H

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