Chardonnay 2016

R115 per bottle
R690 per case

White tropical fruit and lemon peel flavours are complemented by dried banana and nutty oak aromas.  An aromatic flinty character gives the wine extra complexity with a full and well balanced palate with a lingering fruity after taste.

Description

Blend

Chardonnay 86 %
Semillon 14 %

Cellar

The Semillon was added to the Chardonnay before fermentation. The fermentation was started in stainless steel and transferred to barrels after the first 3 degrees of sugar were fermented off. The wine spent 8 months on its lease in the barrels with regular stirring of the lease during that period. After that the wine was racked and returned to the barrels for a further 7 months of maturation.

Wood

Wine spent 15 months in new 300 litre oak barrels. 60% French oak and 40% Hungarian oak.

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