Delaire Chardonnay 2006

Lots of citrus flavours with hints of lemon butter and vanilla.

Summer seafood dishes and pastas

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Chris Kelly
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 2.25 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Recommended Bottled Maturation: 2 - 3 years

in the vineyard : Situation: faces North
Altitude: 400 m
Distance from Sea: 50 km
Soil Type: Hutton, Clovelly (decomposed Granite)
Rootstock: Richter 101
Age of vines: 10 years
Trellising: Vertical shoot positioning
Pruning: 2 bud spurs

about the harvest: Harvesting Date: Mid February to early March

Low yielding Chardonnay picked over 3 different ripeness levels. Picked purely on flavour.

in the cellar : Barrel fermentation lasts 2 weeks, Matured in barrel for 9 months.
Oak used: 100% French Oak; 30% First Fill, 30% 2nd Fill, 30% 3rd Fill and 10% unwooded.

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