Danie de Wet Chardonnay Sur Lie 2006

John Platter 2008 - 2 ½ Stars
Swiss International Airlines 2007 - Seal of Approval
Listing on British Airways 2007
Veritas 2007 - Bronze
An unwooded Chardonnay matured on the lees, producing a fresh, lemony flavoured wine with a grapefruit, yeasty nutty aftertaste.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : 
winemaker : Danie de Wet
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.2 g/l  so2 : 80 mg/l  fso2 : 35 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
John Platter 2008 - 2 ½ Stars
Listing on British Airways 2007
Swiss International Airlines 2007 - Seal of Approval
Veritas 2007 - Bronze

ageing : 2 years

in the vineyard : Climate: Summer afternoons are fanned by a cool breeze from the Agulhas Coast. Nights are chilly and mist often shrouds the vineyards until late morning during high summer.
Soils: Gravel lime. The gravelly soils are extremely rich in lime with a 7.8-8 Ph.
Irrigation: The vineyards are scientifically irrigated with the aid of a fully computerised irrigation system. Thanks to the most modern technology, irrigation on De Wetshof has been turned into an asset promoting the quality of the grapes.
Rainfall: Robertson is a winter rainfall area with aproximately 300 mm per annum.
Pest Control: Due to a very dry climate, spraying is minimal compared to other wine growing regions.

Rootstock: Richter 99, 110, 101-14
Age of the vines: 5-22 years
Yield: 8 Tons per hectare
Vines per hectare: 4,000
Trellising style: 6 Wire fence system, cordon with spur pruning

about the harvest: This Chardonnay is selected from specific clones. The grapes were harvested early in the morning at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : The wine is tank fermented, after which it is left on the lees for a few months, being stirred weekly until bottling.

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