Plaisir De Merle Chardonnay 1997

This wine has a fresh tropical nose with hints of apple, lemon and toast. On the palate it has hints of buttery vanilla and lime. The delicate oaking has added to the finesse of the wine.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Plaisir De Merle
winemaker : Niel Bester
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Prolonged ripening conditions due to low temperatures had a very favourable influence on the development of flavours and the complexity of the grape.

in the cellar : About 50% of the blend was fermented in, and left on the lees in barrels. The balance was fermented in stainless steel tanks and had extended lees contact.

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