Simonsvlei Chardonnay 2000

This wine has a rich biscuity, nutty bouquet layered with a dried peach fragrance. Rich full flavours with a soft finish.

variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winemaker : Eugéne van Zyl
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.9 % vol  rs : 12.3 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.2 g/l  va : 0.41 g/l  so2 : 146 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Ready to consume now.

in the vineyard : Age of the vines: 6-12 years
Rootstock: Richter 99
Soil: Richter 99
Trellis system: Perold & bush vine
Irrigation: None

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand mid February
Yield: 8 Tons per hectare

in the cellar : Crushing: Destalked & crushed
Tanks: Stainless steel
Fermentation: Stainless steel and barrel
Barrel ageing: Start fermentation in stainless steel tanks. At 10ºB into new wood - 225 litre French oak barrels
Malolactic: 30%
Fining: Light bentonite
Filtration: Kieselghur & sheet
Stabilisation: 0ºC

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