Case of Chardonnay 2019 (6 bottles)

Case of Chardonnay 2019 (6 bottles)

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R 930.00
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Vineyard

SOURCE: This 2019 Chardonnay was produced from a single vineyard, sourced from neighboring farms in the Franschhoek valley.

WEATHER: Prior to ripening, the conditions were hot and very dry.

HARVESTING: The grapes were hand harvested on 11 February then transported back to the cellar under cold conditions to retain freshness.

Cellar

VINIFICATION: The grapes were whole bunch pressed and transferred to a stainless steel tank for settling. After three days, the juice was racked to older 300L French oak barrels for fermentation. 33% of the barrels underwent wild fermentation and 67% were inoculated. After malolactic fermentation, the lees were mixed weekly for the first two months and after that mixed once a month, until bottling. After 11 months maturation in barrel the wild and inoculated barrels were blended and bottled.

Tasting & Analysis

TASTING NOTES: Stone fruit and white pear notes on the nose accompanied by fresh citrus and flinty characters on the palate, with a rich textured finish, due to the barrel ageing. Acidity, fruit and oak all balanced well to makes this a great example of Franschhoek Chardonnay.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT:Chardonnay is best enjoyed chilled as an aperitif at any time of the day. It can be partnered with a wide range of foods and snacks, such as stir-fries and lighter curries. It is released ready to drink and will continue to develop in the bottle.  

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: alc. 14% - pH 3.48 - Total acid 5.3 g/l -Residual Sugar 2.8 g/l

PRODUCTION: 4373 bottles