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Chardonnay

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

5 Stars - Platter's

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.9
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs+
Origin: Elgin Appellation: Elgin

Tasting Notes:

The brightly green-gold colour of the 2015 Chardonnay is a telltale sign of a pure and composed vintage. The wine offers a very high toned nose of white orange blossom, oatmeal, fresh honey and lemon zest. A deeply layered wine with a strong mineral backbone of chalk, saline ocean spray, turmeric and parmesan. This wine is truly unique in its aromatics. On the palate it is tight yet soft. Beautifully integrated oak brings roundness and a supple mouth-feel that is complemented by a racy acidity and the considerable weight of this wine.

Lemon
Lemon

Honey
Honey

Oatmeal
Oatmeal

White Flowers
White Flowers

The label was created by a local Cape Town based artist, Carmen Ziervogel and designer, Lauren Ann McCarthy. The girl on the front label represents the beauty of Elgin, the area where the wine is from. All labels were hand pressed using an old Heidelberg press.

The grapes were picked between 22 and 23 Brix, then transported to the winery and cooled to 1C. The grapes were loaded into the press whole and pressed for about 7 hours upon which the juice was transferred unsettled to barrel at about 600 NTU. The whole process takes place in the presence of oxygen and this greatly contributes to the wine's ability to age. Fermentation sets in naturally after about 4 days and last for just over a month.

Due to the low pH of 2.9, the wine takes about 12 months to complete malolactic fermentation. The Chardonnay barrels were rolled and not stirred for batonnage. This enables the wine to benefit from sediment contact without too much oxygen uptake. The wine spent 16 months in barrel, which is exceptionally long for a white wine. Thirty percent new oak, while the rest were aged in second and third fill barrels. The wine was bottled unfiltered and matured in bottle for one year before release.

Food pairing

Fish, poultry, pork and game bird dishes work well with this wine. It works particularly well with creamy pastas and salmon dishes.

Game Birds Poultry Salmon Dessert
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