Grande Provence Chardonnay

R170.00

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

Immediate citrus aromas appear on the nose. Ripe oranges and mandarins prevail. Butterscotch and caramel from the oak influence backs up the rich fruit. On palate the wine shows fair acidity counterbalanced by roundness and depth of flavour. The wine finishes dry and stays on the tongue.

 

VINTAGE

2020

 

VARIETY

100% Chardonnay

 

WINE OF ORIGIN

Franschhoek

 

VINIFICATION

Our Chardonnay is sourced from premium vineyards in the Franschoek valley. The grapes are hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed, then fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast strains. Cold fermentation at 15⁰C ensures the formation and preservation of the typical cultivar aromas and the development of unique flavour profiles. The Chardonnay was fermented in 500L and 600L French oak barrels for 16 months to provide extra complexity and palate weight. The eventual blend is a combination of ripe fruit flavours and mellow oak nuances.

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

This wine is well suited to poultry and pork dishes but can also be favourably paired with well ripened cheeses or grilled fruits.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

Drink now or keep enjoying it for a further 8 to 10 years.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 14,14%

pH: 3,83

Total Acidity: 3,89

Res Sugar: 2,99

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