Chardonnay 2019

R195 per bottle
R1170 per case

Description

TASTING NOTES

Subtle citrus fruit, lemon grass and fynbos flavours are complimented by flinty aromas and complimented with the oak. The wine has a full and silky palate with a lingering fruity after taste.

ANALYSIS                   

Alcohol:                        13.26 %

pH:                                3.32

Red Sugar:                    1.9 g/l

Tot acid:                        5.9 g/l

 VINEYARD

Oak leaf soils, with drip irrigation delivering a production of 5 tons/ha. Chardonnay was all harvested at 23.5 º balling.

BLEND

88 % Chardonnay

12% Viognier

WOOD

The wine spent 24 months in 300 litre oak barrels. 50% was second and third fill French oak and 50% was second fill Hungarian oak.

CELLAR

The fermentation was started in stainless steel and transferred to barrels after the first week of fermentation. The wine spent 6 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 maturation.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

This wine will compliment rich fish and poultry dishes, or salads.