Robertson Winery Kings River Chardonnay NV

Veritas 2006 - Double Gold
International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver Best in Class

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Silver
Rich open aromas of fresh citrus and lime with hints of oatmeal and butterscotch. The palate is ripe pineapple and melon, complemented by full-bodied soft varietal fruit, giving a generous texture with a long full flavoured soft finish. Serving temperature 10° - 12°Celsius.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Robertson Winery
winemaker : Jacques Roux
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 13.25 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.27  
type : White  style : Off Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2006 - Double Gold
International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver Best in Class
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Silver (80/100)

ageing : 3 to 5 years.

in the vineyard : Carefully judged vineyard selection has provided a solid fruit foundation for this Chardonnay. Fruit was sourced from a premium block on the Kings River farm that is owned by the Colyn family since 1880, one of Robertson Winery’s 43 member families. The well-weathered deep Karoo soil on this farm with its generous lime content, adds an underlying richness and complexity to this unique wine.

Farm: Kings River
Soil type: Well weathered deep Karoo soils with generous lime content.
Trellising: Four-wire Perold system
Water management: Regulated drip irrigation, resulting in small, concentrated berries
Row direction: North-west to south-east
Viticulturist: Briaan Stipp

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested the third week of February 2005 by hand into small baskets at 24º Balling/Brix (24 Baumé)
Yield: 8 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Fermentation: 100% Barrel fermented – 50% natural fermentation – 50% inoculated with selected yeast
Barrel maturation: 8 Months in new 225-litre French barrels
Bottling date: 04 November 2005

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