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Chardonnay 2018

R225.00

The Private Collection Chardonnay 2018 shows lovely citrus fruit, ripe pineapple flesh and some nutty characters on the nose. A full-bodied Chardonnay that ends with nice fresh acidity. Creamy tannins that contribute to taste.

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Tasting Notes

The Private Collection Chardonnay 2018 shows lovely citrus fruit, ripe pineapple flesh and some nutty characters on the nose. A full-bodied Chardonnay that ends with nice fresh acidity. Creamy tannins that contribute to taste.

Food Pairing

It will complement most fish dishes or can be enjoyed with lighter meat dishes and creamy pasta.

Winemaker’s Comments

The 2018 vintage came at the end of the infamous 3-year drought in the Winelands. Therefore the berries were smaller and the crop lower, but fortunately, we had enough irrigation water to ensure the vines did not enter severe water-stress. To ensure freshness, the grapes were picked slightly earlier and this is apparent in the beautiful elegance of this wine. The small percentage of new oak used adds lovely texture and complexity but does not overpower the fruit at all.

Additional information

Vintage:

2018

Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Cellaring Potential:

Drinks beautifully on release, but will gain complexity for 5 – 10 years after the vintage.

Alc:

13.33%

TA:

6.3 g/l

pH:

3.37

RS:

3.8 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Terroir:

Combination of weathered sandstone and decomposed granite on a South-West facing slope.

Vinification Details:

Handpicked, fermented in French oak barrels for 12 months. 15% New French 500L Oak Barrels, balance in 300L and 225L French oak. Partial MLF.

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