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Chardonnay 2020

R155.00

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Description

Winemaker’s comment

2020 harvest resulted in some exceptional conditions for white wine. An abundance of cool weather during winter and spring. A slow growing season resulted in berries full of flavour with lower sugar levels.


Vinification

The grapes were all handpicked on four different occasions to bring more complexity to the profile. All grapes are whole bunch pressed in the cellar. We were using 300l French oak barrels of which 15% was new oak for this wine. Wine went through malolactic fermentation all naturally given the wine good texture and mouthfeel. The wine matured in barrel on the gross lees for 12 months.


Soil & Terroir

The soil consists of 10% clay and 50% gravel on a North-Western slope. The row direction is 45° West of North. The stone fraction in this vineyard is less than in the other parts on the farm. Supplementary irrigation is done by overhead sprinklers.


Tasting note

The wine shows note of delicate citrus aromas of blue orange and hits of lemon and lime rind. This is followed by some beautiful notes of butterscotch and white almond. On the palate the wine has a clean crisp acidity with citrus flavors. There is a complexity with long creamy textured finish.


Technical Data

Alc: 12.26 vol%
Total Extract: 22 g/l
Res sugar: 2.2 g/l
T.A: 6 g/l
V.A: 0.53 g/l
pH: 3.27
Bottled: February 2021


Awards

    • 2012 – 4* John Platter/ Wine Enthusiast 89pts
    • 2013 – 4* John Platter
    • 2014 – 4* John Platter
    • 2015 – 4* John Platter/Tim Atkin 89pts/WineMag 90pts

2016 – 4* John Platter
2017 – 4* John Platter
2018 – 4* John Platter                                                                                                                                                                      2019 – 4* John Platter

 

 


Food Match

Asian food, any seafood especially mussels, roast chicken, fresh garden green salad, Moroccan lamb tangine.


Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 26.5 × 18 × 30 cm