Delaire Chardonnay 2007

Wild honey and marzipan aromas with a rich cashew nut and melon palate.

Serve with free range chicken, rich terrines or nougat.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Chris Kelly
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   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.

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