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Sphynx Chardonnay

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R 155

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750 ml (Standard)

2018


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

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Specifications:

12.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.5
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 2 to 5 yrs
Origin: Robertson Appellation: Robertson

Tasting Notes:

Our 2018 Sphynx Chardonnay shows upfront and intense aromas of ripe yellow apple, fresh citrus, butterscotch and crème brulee on the nose. Subtle vanilla oak spice is carried through from the nose to the palate where it meets flavours of pear and dried apple. It is complemented by a silky, elegant structure and creamy texture, which in turn is tempered by a clean acidity and chalky minerality. The wine is ready to enjoy now, but will reward patience and age gracefully for the next 2- 5 years.

Citrus
Citrus

Yellow Apple
Yellow Apple

Crème Brûlée
Crème Brûlée

Butterscotch
Butterscotch

The philosophy is that the "wines are grown in the vineyard and then cared for in the winery". Special attention was therefore placed in obtaining the very best and latest known clones and matched to the correct soils and slopes. Environmentally considerate farming practices are employed as far as possible, with the help of non-toxic, natural formulas of pest control, and the employment of natural predators for help in keeping the grapes as healthy as possible.

Our Chardonnay grapes are sourced from Robertson.

The grapes were softly whole-bunch pressed, left to settle overnight and then racked into stainless steel and barrel for fermentation. Half the grapes were fermented naturally in older, large format French oak barrels while the rest of the must was inoculated with natural yeast and fermented in new 225l French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

Barrel fermentation and maturation lasted for a total of four months. Partial malolactic fermentation took place in barrel, but was halted before completion in order to retain freshness. Thereafter, the wine was taken to stainless steel tanks, blended and prepared for bottling in June 2018.

Food pairing

Perfect with light and delicate food such as raw and lightly cooked shellfish like crab and prawns.

Seafood Salmon Poultry White Fish
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