premier chardonnay

 

Chardonnay NV (L)

An elegant, lightly wooded white wine with flavours of fresh lemons, limes, ripe peaches and apricots on the palate. Enjoy with oysters, smoked meats or fish. Great on its own.  

 

Tasting Notes

An elegant, lightly wooded white wine with aromas of lemon, pawpaw and soft vanilla on the nose and palate. 

 

Enjoy With 

Oysters, smoked meats or fish dishes.

 

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape 

 

Geography

Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl and surrounding areas.Cold wet winters, hot dry summers. 

 

In The Vineyard

Mainly   low-lying bush vine vineyards with 20% trellised vineyards.  Basic   canopy and crop management with supplemented irrigation.  Harvest date   mid-February.  

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 10 – 15 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 23°B  

 

In The Cellar

 Grapes   are destemmend and crushed, after which it is coldsoaked for 12-18   hours prior to fermentation.  Juice is fermented on wood in stainless   steel tanks.  Prior to bottling the wines are filtered and stabilized 

 

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 13% vol
pH 3.48
Residual Sugar 4.57 g/l
Total Acid 5.67 g/l
Volatile Acid 0.35 g/l
SO2 45 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type White
Style Dry
Taste Citrus / Lightly wooded