Anvil 2020


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Variety: 100% Stellenbosch Chardonnay

Harvest Data

The 2020 vintage with excellent cool spring and early summer months resulted in conditions perfect for exceptional Chardonnay grapes packed with natural acidity and flavours.

Balling: 20.5 to 21.5 harvested in batches
Production volume: 2.4 hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%


Whole berries: 100%
De-stemmed: Zero Whole bunch pressing
Fermentation vessel: Barrels
Fermentation: Ferment is 50% natural, and 50% commercial strain
Barrel Type: 300L French oak from Burgundy coopers
New Barrel %: 35%
Maturation: 12 months
Fining: no fining done
Filtration: unfiltered, may contain traces of sediment that occur naturally within wine.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 12.02 %vol
pH: 3.25
Total acidity: 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar:  2.3 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.46 g/l

Tasting Note

This Chardonnay has notes of lemon rind, white peach and yellow apple on the nose. All these flavours follow through on the palate with notes of almond and buttery finish. The acidity of this wine keeps a lovely mid palate tension and long finish.
Release Date
June 2021


    • 2014 – 5* John Platter
    • 2015 – 5* John Platter/Wine Enthusiast 91+pts/Wine Advocate 93
    • 2016 – 4.5* John Platter/Tim Atkin 92pts
    • 2017 – 5* John Platter

2018 – 4.5* John Platter/Tim Atkin 94pts

Food Match

Asparagus, any fish and shellfish dishes, green salads, shellfish risotto, ravioli

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 26.5 × 18 × 30 cm