Bonnievale Chardonnay 2009

A well-rounded white wine, combining lingering wood & dried fruit flavours.A buttery, round mouthful of ripe tropical fruit flavours with a hint of citrus.

Enjoy with salads, creamy pastas, rich dishes, seafood, curries as well as chicken.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Bonnievale Wines
winemaker : Gerhard Swart
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.00 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 7-10 years
Rootstock: Richter 99/110
Trellis system: 3-4 wire
Soil: Semi Karoo

Planted on warmer slopes to get optimum ripeness for fuller body.

about the harvest: Date: February
Type: Hand

Harvested at high sugar levels to aid fullness.

in the cellar : Crushing/Destemming: Crushed/Destalked
Tanks: Stainless Steel
Fermentation protocol: Fermented at slightly higher temperatures for buttery mouth feel
Malolatic: No
Lees contact/bottonage: 6 months
Barrel ageing (oak type, % of blend, duration): 90 days 
Other Method of oak maturation (chips): 50% French staves in tanks
Fining: Bentonite
Filtration: Bulk
Stabilization: Cold

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