Delaire Chardonnay 2008

Bright green gold, it is rich in lemony citrus fruit flavours that are underpinned by layered nuances of honeycomb peaches and butterscotch. A hint of minerality adds to a long and lingering finish.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Chris Kelly
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.29 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
International Wine Challenge 2010: Silver Medal
in the vineyard : 2008 was a long, wet, late and challenging but also unusally cool season, favouring elegance in both reds and whites, with ripeness generally achieved at lower alcohol.

about the harvest: The grapes were 100% handpicked in the refreshing hours of the early morning over 3 different ripeness levels and picked purely on flavour.

in the cellar : Extensive sorting of the grapes formed part of the quality management process. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented at 15° C for 10 days. Maturation took place in 225 liter French barrels for further 10 months post fermentation, with fortnight stirring. Natural clarification due to time in the barrel, no pre-bottling filtration was needed.

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