Chardonnay Unoaked 2017








winemaker's comments



Vine age: 27 years

Density: 4,000 vines per hectare

Yield: 6.2 tons per hectare

A low canopy allowed optimal sunlight penetration. Minimal irrigation was used. Fruit ripened slowly allowing development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.

Grapes were harvested at 22.2°B and whole-bunch pressed to a low 1.4 bars of pressure. Using three different yeast strains, fermentation occurred over a 14 day period. The wine spent five months on the gross lees before stabilisation, filtration and bottling.

Alcohol: 13.70%

Total Acidity: 5.59 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l

pH: 3.56

Elegant orange blossom and lime aromas on the nose, supported by green apple and lime flavours on the palate. This wine's crisp and refreshing features are perfectly balanced with a subtle creaminess and ends in a lingering finish.

6,000 bottles

R 840 per case of 6

R 840 per case of 6