Chardonnay 2020

R195.00

Characteristics
Type – White
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
Taste – Fragrant

The Chardonnay grapes are planted on some of the best South West facing slopes of the Polkadraai Hills. The two vineyards are lying at altitudes that range from 200-320 meters above sea level; these higher South West facing elevated slopes tend to give wines beautiful natural acidity, resulting in a pleasant pungency and longevity. The richness and full-bodied fruit has been accentuated by the open canopies of the vineyards during ripening. All these flavours are backed with a minerality from the decomposed granite soils of the Polkadraai Hills.

The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at 22.7-23,6ºBrix.

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Description

The Chardonnay grapes are planted on some of the best South West facing slopes of the Polkadraai Hills. The two vineyards are lying at altitudes that range from 200-320 meters above sea level; these higher South West facing elevated slopes tend to give wines beautiful natural acidity, resulting in a pleasant pungency and longevity. The richness and full-bodied fruit has been accentuated by the open canopies of the vineyards during ripening. All these flavours are backed with a minerality from the decomposed granite soils of the Polkadraai Hills.
The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at 22.7-23,6ºBrix.

Technical Analysis
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety – Chardonnay
Alcohol – 14% %vol
pH – 3.32
RS – 1.7 g/l
Total Acid – 6.1 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch

Accolades
2018 Vintage
2019 Prescient Chardonnay Report – 91 Points

Tasting Notes
This Chardonnay has superb and distinctive aromas of citrus and pear with a subtle oak aroma of roasted almonds. The palate is both rich and refreshing with a combination of lime-citrus and white pear flavours. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length.

Ageing Potential
The wood maturation gives it potential to develop over 3-5 years.

Blend Information
100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions
When to enjoy: A wine to savour with lunch or dinner.
How to serve: Chilled
Our meal suggestions: Delicious with full flavoured grilled fish and avocado salad or chicken fillets dressed with a creamy sauce. A versatile wine for you to be creative with.

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