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Chardonnay

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R 55

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2018


Cultivar:

Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

13.5% alc vol
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 2 - 4 years
Origin: Franschhoek and Robertson Appellation: Western Cape

Tasting Notes:

Gentle Valencia and Sicilian blood orange vie with the tang of grapefruit and lemon zest on the nose. Tangy, juicy citrus is obvious in the mouth too - with more of that blood orange and grapefruit apparent, but in a soft, harmonious package. delightful succulence and freshness with a mellow, comforting texture and a mild lees element apparent. Long, refined tail. 

Grapefruit Zest
Grapefruit Zest

Lime
Lime

Flint
Flint

White Pepper
White Pepper

Despite the continuing severe drought conditions in the Western Cape, the 2018 harvest yielded very healthy fruit with outstanding flavour and good acidity. Relatively cool conditions and intermittent rainfall during the growing season resulted in the harvest being 7-8 days later than the previous 3 vintages. Overall a very promising vintage, labeit that yields were significantly lower. 

 The wine spent a month on the lees, before being blended and bottled in May.

Each vineyard was harvested separately by hand in the cool early morning hours to capture the fresh flavours. THe fruit was whole-bunch pressed and the juice settled over night. All parcels were kept separate and racked into fermentation with selected yeast strain cultures. A small portion of the total blend was fermented with new French Oak to add complexity and structure.

Food pairing

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