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Stellenbosch Chardonnay

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R 190

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

4.5 Stars - Platter's 93 Points - Christian Eedes

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.8
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: up to 8 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine displays a brilliant light golden hue. The nose is full of rich creamy notes reminiscent of a bakery in the early morning. These aromas are interlaced with white peach, honeydew melon and citrus blossom, which emanates from the glass. The wine enters the palate with beautiful fresh citrus avours, which lead to a mid-palate of creamy texture, which then coats the mouth with avours of fresh bread, toasted almonds and vanilla. This all leads to a clean crisp citrus nish that lingers forever, leaving the palate refreshed.

Citrus
Citrus

Roasted Almond
Roasted Almond

White Peach
White Peach

Vanilla
Vanilla

TOKARA is a picture perfect destination which offers visitors a unique combination of award-winning wines, brandy and olive oils, a gallery of fine art, a restaurant featuring one of South Africa’s leading chefs as well as a delicatessen.

The vines cropped between 5 and 7 tons per hectare. The grapes were hand picked between the 21st and 26th January at optimal avour ripeness at sugars at around 22 to 23 degrees brix and 6 to 7 g/l acid.

The grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and pressed to stainless steel tanks for settling overnight or whole bunch pressed after a night in the cold room with no settling and subsequent racking. Only the free run juice from the best blocks is used for the Reserve Collection Chardonnay. The juice from the de-stemmed batches was then racked and run off to barrel for fermentation with selected yeast.

After fermentation the wine was topped and left on the lees with regular lees stirring for 11 months. The wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation. The barrels were all tight grain French oak 228 litre barrels of which 34% were new the rest were older barrels.

Food pairing

Best served grilled fish and roasted white meats.

Pork Salmon Poultry Vegetables
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