Grand Duc Chardonnay 2016








winemaker's comments



Vine age: 33 years

Density: 4,000 vines per hectare

Yield: 3 tons per hectare

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

Grapes were picked at 24.9°B and whole-bunch pressed to 1.4 bars of pressure. The juice was left to settle for two days and racked to barrel. Using only wild yeast, fermentation occurred over a one month period. The wine spent 24 months on the lees in 100% new, 225l French oak barrels.

Alcohol: 14.64%

Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l

pH: 3.51

This wine is rich and opulent, with an intense citrus and smoky peach character. Drink now or within 7 - 12 years from vintage.


1,900 bottles

R 3300 per case of 6

R 3300 per case of 6