Amani Chardonnay 2007

The Amani Chardonnay 2007 reflex a savoury first impression that opens up to an inviting fresh floral expression, combined with ripe mango flavours and a caramel appeal while still showing a lime freshness. The palate entrance is crisp and fresh expressing a combination of flowers and flintiness with a light elegant finish that lingers on the aftertaste. The palate elegance suggests a well managed wood influence while still respecting the fruit component.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Amani Vineyards
winemaker : Carmen Stevens
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.76 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 6.6 g/l  va : .040 g/l  so2 : 111 mg/l  fso2 : 25 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Soil type: Klapmuts and Fernwood

about the harvest: Hand picked at 22.5° - 23.5° Balling from 10 and 11 year old vines.
Yield: 6.2t/ha.

in the cellar : Vinification:
Only bunch sorting is done on the Chardonnay Grapes. The final blend is a combination of whole and crushed fruit. Fermentation is 50% spontanious and the rest inoculated with a pre-selected yeast culture. The wine does not under go a secondary ferment to preserve the fruity aspect of the grape variety. Wine is kept on the lees for 9 – 11 months.

Maturation: 
The wine spent 10 months in 19.6% new French oak.

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