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Chardonnay

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R 145

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.22% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.2
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of citrus blossom, granadilla and peach. A crisp, lemony freshness is enhanced by balanced lively acidity and a firm structure on the palate. An appetising wine with subtle butterscotch nuances on the finish.

Lemon
Lemon

Orange Blossom
Orange Blossom

Granadilla
Granadilla

Peach
Peach

Relatively new to the range, this Chardonnay provides a bit of variety for those hot summer days. It is a blend between tank and barrel fermented fruit. Aged for 5 months in barrel and on lees for a further 6 months, it expresses the fruit component of the cultivar more than the oak. Complemented by lemony freshness, backed by firm acidity and hints of oak, we regularly enjoy this wine with one of Etienne’s freshly caught fish.

The grapes are selected from top growers in Stellenbosch. A combination of soil, climate, clones and vine age determine the vineyard blocks selected. With meticulous viticulture and a focus on canopy microclimate and soil health, we try to ensure that each vineyard can express itself to its full extent. Vineyard blocks are vinified separately to determine their quality and style, ensuring that their unique character is understood and shown.

Hand selected grapes were delicately pressed as whole bunches and then fermented in steel tanks and oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited to ensure a firm acidity and retention of the fruit flavours.

50% was aged in 50% new French oak barrels. All the wine was aged on the lees for nine months before bottling.

Food pairing

Best paired with seafood platters and whole baked cheeses with rosemary and garlic.

Soft Cheese Seafood Poultry Pork
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