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Anvil 2019

R385.00

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Description

Variety: 100% Stellenbosch Chardonnay

Harvest Data

The 2019 vintage is considered a year great for white wines. The 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%


Winemaking

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 wihtin wine.


Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 12.84 %vol
pH: 3.3
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.56 g/l


Tasting Note

Upfront citrus notes like orange zest followed with layers of white flowers, vanilla and butterscotch. The palate 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
September 2020


Awards

  • 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

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 26.5 × 18 × 30 cm