Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2016


AV 14.5 | RS 2.9 | TA 5.4 | PH 3.6

WINEMAKER | Adriaan Jacobs

Rijk’s Pinotage is grown in low-yielding, well-drained vertical shale soil on 70% bush vines and 30% trellised vines. The grapes were night-harvested by hand and then given a 48-hour cold maceration period prior to fermentation. Manual punch downs were done 3 times daily and skins were gently pressed before fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in the barrels after which the wine matured for 22 months in new and second-fill French Oak barrels. The Reserve Pinotage was made by blending a strict selection of the 20 finest barrels.

This wine has a multi-layered fruit spectrum, which ranges from ripe red fruit aromas to spicy elegance and a blackberry richness. Silky, well-integrated and graphite tannins, ensure great longevity, allowing ageing of 15 years after vintage.

Beautifully poised and elegant…