Meerlust Chardonnay 2008

Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue.Complex, appealing nose with quince, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness.

On the palate the wine is full bodied & generous, but still balanced by crisp acidity. There is ripe tropical fruit & creaminess balanced by a pure minerality typical of the variety. The wine has a long , very pleasant lingering finish indicating the richness and persistence of the vintage.

Grilled fish, white and red meat.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Meerlust Estate
winemaker : Chris Williams
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.84 g/l  pH : 3.28  ta : 6.51 g/l  so2 : 80 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Up to 6 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

in the vineyard : Sourced from 2 vineyards on the Estate planted in 1991 (15 years old in year of vintage) situated on alluvial Dundee soils. Crop thinning at pruning and at veraison.

about the harvest: 5 Separate picking stages at optimum ripeness.

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