Cape of Good Hope

Serruria Chardonnay

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R 205

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2018


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.00% alc vol
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 4-5 yrs
Origin: Overberg Appellation: Elandskloof

Tasting Notes:

Beautifully poised and complex interplay of honey suckle, lemon, lime and marmalade, supported by almonds and Melba toast on the nose. A medley of ripe citrus and lime cordial flavours abound on the palate, and the bright tangy acidity is beautifully woven together by the rich, creamy oak.
A lively minerality and pithy dryness continue to intrigue in the long finish.
A well-structured wine that can be enjoyed now, but will also reward cellaring.

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Altima is situated in Elandskloof, an isolated valley north of Villiersdorp, which is 5km wide and is surrounded by a steep mountain range that rises 1km from the valley floor. The steep topography causes the valley to receive less direct sunlight due to the overshadowing mountains, which together with the elevation of 600 to 900m equates to a very cool climate for the valley. This unique terroir produces wines with a high natural acidity and upfront aromas. In general, these grapes are harvested much later than other sites in the Western Cape.

Despite the continuing severe drought conditions in the Western Cape, the 2018 harvest yielded very healthy fruit with beautiful flavour and good acidity. Relatively cool conditions and intermittent rainfall during the growing season delayed the onset of vintage slightly when compared to the previous 3 vintages. Overall a very good vintage, albeit that yields were significantly lower.

A portion of the juice was fermented and matured in stainless steel (28%) and the balance in 300ℓ French oak hogsheads (44% new) for 11 months. 20% of the wine underwent MLF before it was blended and bottled.

Two separate vineyards were hand-picked into small lug-boxes at optimal ripeness in the early morning and transported to the cellar in refridgerated trucks. The fruit was whole-bunch pressed and the juice allowed to settle overnight.

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