(Chardonnay 100%)

Chardonnay Non VintageVINEYARDS

This tiny, tree-lined vineyard is tucked away in the upper valley of our farm, protected from harsh sunlight and extreme temperatures, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. These moderate temperatures help preserve the grape’s natural acidity and fresh citrus aromas. The yields are kept low to eliminate stress in the vine and ensure good, uniform ripeness. The soil is made up entirely of well-weathered granite.

VINIFICATION

All grapes are picked at optimum ripeness in the early hours of the morning. They are then packed into a cold room to be chilled further for processing the following day. The grapes are whole bunch pressed, which reduces the absorption of coarse phenolics and helps retain more of the grape’s natural vibrancy. The juice is not settled, but sent directly to 400-litre French oak barrels where spontaneous wild yeast fermentation takes place. No sulphur is added and the wine typically undergoes partial malolactic fermentation. The wine is matured on its yeast lees for 7 months after which it is blended to tank, then returned to barrel for a further 4 months. The wine spends 12 months in barrel before being blended to tank for a further 3 months for improved stabilisation before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Lemon and pale straw colour.
Nose: This wine has an inviting nose of honeyed citrus, potpourri and peach blossoms with a subtle hint of beeswax.
Palate: A full bodied, gentle palate with fresh, chalky citrus, yellow flowers, candied almonds and ginger spice. The flavours are vibrant and the finish refined.
Pairing: Exceptionally well suited to grilled fish, creamy Alfredo pasta and salads. The weight and creaminess of the wine makes it ideally matched for mild, aromatic curries.

AWARDS

  • **** John Platter 2016
  • TECHNICAL

Analysis:
pH 3.53
Total Acidity 5.8 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.4 g/l
Alcohol 13.2 %
Bottle Specifications:
Volume 750ml
Total Mass 1.15kg
Height 300mm
Diameter 81mm

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Price: R112.00

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OPENING HOURS

WINE TASTING  - MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 10:00 TO 17:00 WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

ADMIN OFFICE HOURS  -  MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 08:00 TO 17:00

Contact Us

Telephone: +27 (0)21 869 8595
Email:info@vondelingwines.co.za

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