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100% Chardonnay


South Africa


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

Tasting Notes:

Bright yellow to green colour. On the nose the wine display intense citrus and honey suckle aromas that leads to oatmeal, parmesan and orange zest. The nose is slightly more broad than the previous vintage, but still unmistakably precise in its bouquet. Very European and linear, slightly oaked at 30% that brings warmth to the wine and rounds out the palate with added weight. Great focus with a racy acidity that makes the wine linger.




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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.

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