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Chardonnay

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R 165

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.29
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Clear and bright, straw with a hint of green. The wine shows delicate citrus fruit and orange blossom characteristics as well as vanilla oak aromatics due to the generous 7 month barrelling period. The palate is smooth, with a zesty malic acid finish due to restrained malolactic fermentation.

Orange Blossom
Orange Blossom

Citrus
Citrus

Vanilla
Vanilla

Oak
Oak

The family’s philosophy is one of minimum intervention. The aim of which is to create top-quality, single-vineyard and appellation wines that intricately integrate the tension between remaining true to the terroir, and finding their own unique expression of it.

Grapes were handpicked early in the morning form 2 different blocks. The one block was picked at 22.5 balling which contributes minerality and limey characters to the wine. The other block was picked at 24 balling and contributes riper fruit flavours.

After the grapes were hand sorted and destemmed, they were lightly pressed to ensure good quality free run juice. The juice was settled for 72 hours enzymatically before being pumped to fermentative barrels. Half of the total blend was fermented with native yeasts while the other half was inoculated with selected yeast strains. 20% malolactic fermentation followed and weekly battonage was practised to improve mouthfeel throughout the 9-month maturation period.

This wine was subjected to 30% new oak for the duration of the maturation period.

Food pairing

Serve Chilled with summer seafood salads or creamy Camembert and apricot jam.

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