Robertson Winery Kings River Chardonnay NV

Rich open aromas of fresh citrus and lime with hints of oatmeal and butterscotch. The palate is ripe pineapple and melon, complemented by full-bodied soft varietal fruit, giving a generous texture with a long full flavoured soft finish.
Serving temperature: 10° - 12°C.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Robertson Winery
winemaker : Jacques Roux
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.3  
type : White  style : Off Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 3 to 5 years

in the vineyard : Carefully judged vineyard selection has provided a solid fruit foundation for this Chardonnay. Fruit was sourced from a premium block on the Kings River farm that is owned by the Colyn family since 1880, one of Robertson Winery's 35 member families. The well-weathered deep Karoo soil on this farm with its generous lime content, adds an underlying richness and complexity to this unique wine.

Farm: Kings River
Soil type: Well weathered deep Karoo soils with generous lime content.
Trellising: Four-wire Perold system
Water management: Regulated drip irrigation, resulting in small, concentrated berries
Row direction: North-west to south-east
Viticulturist: Briaan Stipp

about the harvest: Hand-harvested in small baskets at 24º Balling in the first week of March 2007.
Yield: 6 tons per hectare

in the cellar : 11 Months in new and second fill 225L French Barrels.

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