Spier Private Collection Chardonnay 2006

2008 Chardonnay du Monde - Silver
2007 Veritas - Double Gold

Lemon yellow in colour, this wine shows a forthcoming bouquet of citrus and lemon zest with leesy notes and nutty tones. Rich citrus features on an elegant palate rounded with subtle oak.

Serve with roasted pork loin in a fresh herb sauce.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Eleonor Visser
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.07  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2008 Chardonnay du Monde - Silverbr /> 2007 Veritas - Double Gold
Made by Eleonor Visser, Landbou Weekblad Woman Winemaker of the Year 2006

ageing : Enjoy now, or within 5 - 8 years from harvest.

in the vineyard : Average Temperature: Winter 13°C / Summer 24°C
Proximity to ocean: 15 km
Annual rainfall: 720 mm
Soil: Swartland, Estcourt and Kroonstad
Vineyard: Trellised, 10 year-old vines planted on south-facing slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 7 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested from selected vineyard blocks at 23-24° Balling.

in the cellar : After harvesting the grapes were sorted, de- stemmed and crushed. Following fermentation in French oak barrels, the wine matured on the lees for 14 months. Only the finest wine was selected for blending and bottling.

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