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Destination Chardonnay

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R 260

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 4.52
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 10+ yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The Destination is the pinnacle of white winemaking at Journey’s End. Rich and full on entry and throughout. The nose exhibits concentrated apricot and ripe peach with layers of lime zest and orange. The fruit component is complimented by well-balanced almond and vanilla spice from generous oak aging. Minerality ensures freshness and adds linearity to a long lasting creamy finish. The Destination will reward patient cellaring for up to 10 years post bottling.

Apricot
Apricot

Orange Peel
Orange Peel

Peach
Peach

Vanilla
Vanilla

A truly remarkable feat from winemaker Leon Esterhuizen. Loved by all, and feared by many. The Chardonnay is known as ‘The Destination’ because we hope that once opened, this wine will entice people from far and wide to finish their quest for the ultimate Chardonnay at Journey’s End. Our little appreciation to the great wines from Meursault and Sonoma, with a Journey’s End twist. We dare you to try it!

The grapes were handpicked from alternating sides of the trellis in two different stages. Morning sun grapes are picked almost two weeks prior to afternoon sun grapes exhibiting rich developed stone fruit and fresh zesty lime respectively.

The grapes were then sorted by hand before being destemmed, crushed and lightly pressed ensuring high quality free run juice. The juice was enzymatically settled at cool temperatures for 72 hours before being removed from the sediment and fermented in 300L barrels. Natural/spontaneous fermentation lasted for 40 days at temperatures ranging between 16 and 22°C. 80% of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation. Battonage was done weekly to add enriched mouthfeel and complexity.

The wine was left to mature for 10 months in 80% new French oak barrels.

Food pairing

Best served with creamy seafood dishes, fresh Salmon or hard nutty cheeses.

Seafood Salmon Pork Hard Cheese
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