Rupert & Rothschild Baroness Nadine 2007

A vibrant fusion of flinty freshness, lime blossom and refined ruby grapefruit tones with a hint gooseberry. Delicate and elegantly structured with nuances or roasted almond and vanilla.

Recommended with sashimi or fresh oysters.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Schalk-Willem Joubert
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine has an ageing potential of 6 to 8 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 9 to 15 years
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked from end January to mid March 2007 with an average yield of 5 ton per hectare.

in the cellar : After whole cluster pressing only the free-run juice was used. 80% was fermented in 228 litre and 500 litre French oak barrels. 20% was fermented in stainless steel tanks and blended back as a fresh component. One-third was matured in new barrels and the remainder in second fill barrels.

Maturation
Matured for 11 months in 228 and 500 litre French oak barrels.

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