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20% TO CHARITY – Whalehaven Conservation Coast Chardonnay Case

R2,364.00

This wine is crafted from fruit sourced from the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde valley – an area world-renowned for its production of Burgundian varietals – and exhibits a slight golden hue, with a sweet honeyed nougat and vanilla perfume on the nose. The mid-palate is well rounded with almond and baguette flavours and a savoury mineral consistency which follows through to a lemon and citrus finish.

This case includes 6 bottles.

 

Tasting Notes:

2015

Awards

Additional information

Cultivar

Chardonnay

Vintage

2015

Wine of Origin

Upper Hemel-en-Aarde

Provenance

Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg

Date of Bottling

5th September 2016

Analysis

pH 3.30
Total acidity 6.2g/l
Residual sugar 2.1g/l
Alcohol 13.89%

Vinification Details

The grapes were handpicked in the early morning on 10th March 2014 into 18kg lug boxes at a Balling of 23.2°. Once picked the grapes were placed in cold storage for overnight cooling to a temperature of 4°C. The following day the grape bunches were hand sorted before being put straight into the press for whole bunch pressing up to 1.2 Bar. Thereafter the juice is moved to tank where it remained untouched for one to two days and allowed to settle. The juice was then racked off its lease and allowed to heat up naturally before being inoculated with Lallemand ICV D21 yeast at 30g/hl and then moved to barrel for fermentation to take place for nineteen days. The lees was stirred every day for two weeks directly after fermentation and then twice a week for three months thereafter. The wine was then racked off its lees, given a light sulphuring and allowed four months maturation before being given a light filtration and bottled.

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