Nederburg Chardonnay 2007

Colour: Brilliant with hints of gold and green.
Bouquet: Subtle citrus and apricot aromas with vanilla oak in the background.
Palate: A full-bodied, creamy wine with subtle citrus and apricot flavours.

Serve with seafood, poultry or veal.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Tariro Masayiti
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Easy to drink, it has the structure to mature well over the next three to four years.

in the vineyard : Grapes for this wine were sourced from vineyards, ranging in age from 9 to 13 years in the Durbanville, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Malmesbury and Darling areas. These vineyards are situated on mostly south to south-westerly facing slopes. Grafted onto Filloksera resistant rootstock Richter 99 and 101, the vines received either supplementary or drip irrigation.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand between 23° and 24° Balling during February and March with an average yield of 6 - 8 tons/ha.

in the cellar : Following settling, the clean juice was inoculated, whereafter 40% of the fermenting juice was transferred to a combination of new and second-fill French oak barrels, and left on the lees for approximately six months.

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