limited stock Meerlust

Chardonnay

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R 250

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94 Points - Christian Eedes

Specifications:

13.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.2
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: up to 6 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish.

Citrus
Citrus

Pear
Pear

Floral
Floral

Marzipan
Marzipan

Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.

Sourced from 3 vineyards on the Estate situated on well drained Oakleaf, Dundee and Swartland soil types which produces the rich textured mouth feel and minerality. The younger vineyards were planted in 2007 on Cartref soils giving a greater fruit expression. Crop thinning occurred at pruning and at veraison. Five separate picking stages at optimum ripeness. 

Hand picked. Partial whole bunch pressing and static settling overnight. Some solids remained in the juice. Transferred to 50% new tight grain Allier French Oak and 50% second fill 300 litre barrels for fermentation. Half of the barrels were inoculated with selected Chardonnay yeast, while the other half underwent un-inoculated, spontaneous fermentation.

After fermentation, the wine was given a racking to remove heavy lees and returned to barrel for malo- lactic fermentation. The wine was barrel matured for 10 months before bottling.

Food pairing

Grilled fish, white and red meat. Ideally served at 12°-14°C.

Poultry Vegetables Salmon Pork
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