Plaisir de Merle Chardonnay 2006

Swiss International Wine Awards 2007 - Top White Wine, Top Chardonnay, Gold for the Best Wine of the Show
Colour: Light yellow straw colored tint.
Bouquet and Taste: Pronounced toasted vanilla wood flavours, roasted nuts and honey aromas with a combination of caramelised lemons and tropical fruit on the palate, which is balanced by subtle sweetness and toasted wood flavours. A well-integrated wine with an appealing flavour and a pleasant lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy on its own or with fish, white meats and salads.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Plaisir De Merle
winemaker : Niel Bester
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 6.01 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Swiss International Wine Awards 2007 - Top White Wine, Top Chardonnay, Gold for the Best Wine of the Show
in the vineyard : The vineyards (viticulturist: Hannes van Rensburg)
Grapes were sourced from vineyards in Simondium. The vines, ranging from 10 to 18 years old, are situated between 360 m and 450 m above sea level on the south-eastern slopes of the Simonsberg.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at between 22.7° and 24.3° balling

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