Chardonnay 2016

This limy and juicy full-bodied Chardonnay displays yellow pear, butterscotch and a hint of citrus flavours

 

VARIETAL 100 % Chardonnay
   
ORIGIN Western Cape
   
SOIL TYPES Glenrosa & Sandstone
   
CLIMATE Moderate Mediterranean
   
AGE OF VINES 9 years
   
VINEYARD AREA 6.5 ha
   
YIELD PER HECTARE 7 – 8 Ton
   
TRELLISED Extended 6 wire Perold
   
IRRIGATION Supplementary
   
CLONE CY 9 C
   
HARVEST DATES 1 – 16 March
   
DEGREE BALLING AT HARVEST Early morning hand harvested at 23°B
   
VINIFICATION Light pressing, mainly free run juice, settle for 2 days at 10°C, fermented for 24 days at 12°C with selected yeast strains, 5 months lees contact and tank bâttonage weekly
   
MATURATION 30% American oak contact for 3 months
   
AGING 1 – 5 years
   
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS  
Density 0.9890
Alcohol 13.87 %
pH 3.59
Residual Sugar 1.9
Volatile Acidity 0.41
Total Acidity 5.8
FSO2 37
TSO2 122
   

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

Medium Chicken or beef curries

 

AWARDS

Veritas 2017- Silver

Michelangelo 2017 – Double Gold

Veritas 2016 – Silver

Veritas 2014 – Silver

Veritas 2013 – Gold

Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2014 – Four Stars

Michelangelo 2012 – Silver

Veritas 2011 – Silver

Michelangelo 2011 – Silver