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Delaire Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2004

4 stars John Platter
An exceptional Chardonnay from high altitude mountain vineyards. Complexity enhanced by sensitive Oaking (9 months barrel matured). Uninhibited pear and peach fruit on the nose with characteristic Butterscotch and vanilla on the palate.

Fish & Poultry dishes, light pasta's.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Gunter Schultz
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 6.0 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
4 stars John Platter

ageing : 2 years

in the vineyard : Situation: Faces North - East
Altitude: 270 m
Distance from Sea: 50 km
Soil Type: Hutton
Rootstock: Richter 99
Age of vines: 18 years
Trellising: 5 Wire Perold System
Pruning: 2 bud spurs

about the harvest: Harvesting Date: Beginning March

in the cellar : 100% fermented and matured in 225 L French oak barrels. 9 Months in 20% New, 30% second, 30% third, 20% unwooded.

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