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Anvil 2018


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Variety: 100% Stellenbosch Chardonnay

Harvest Data

This vintage was the third extremely dry year in a row on record for South Africa. The Cape experience massive water shortages resulting in crops that were reduced drastically. With this the bunches were compact and very small resulting in even more complexity and flavour profile.

Balling: 21.5 to 22.5 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 with commercial yeast
Barrel Type: 300L French oak from Burgundy coopers
New Barrel %: 40%
Maturation: 12 months
Fining: Casein, bentonite
Filtration: Fine filtered prior to bottling

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 13.13 %vol
pH: 3.43
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.57 g/l

Tasting Note

Upfront citrus notes like orange zest followed with layers of white flowers, vanilla and butterscotch. The pallet shows a fresh acidity, lots of citrus notes follow from the nose. The end of the wine has a smooth creamy texture with a long lasting mouthfeel.
Release Date
June 2019


  • 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

Food Match

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

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 26.5 × 18 × 30 cm