Grande Provence Chardonnay 2009

This is an elegant, medium bodied, well balanced white wine with outstanding fruit and wood integration.

On the nose and palate there is upfront citrus, almond and creamy aromas. These are complemented by vanilla and butterscotch from the well integrated wood. The mouth feel is soft and the finish lingering and elegant.

This wine can be enjoyed on its own or served with smoked fish, seafood with creamy sauces, pork dishes, and ripened soft cheeses.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Jaco Marais
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Double Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards, September 2010
Silver - AWC Vienna international Wine Challenge 2010, Austria

ageing : This wine will develop and mature over a period of 2 – 3 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : The grapes are grown in a vineyard where open canopies allow high sun penetration, and minimal irrigation is used. Cooler conditions during this vintage allowed the grapes to ripen slowly, which led to highly concentrated fruit flavours.

in the cellar : The wine was matured for 11 months in 60% first fill and 40% second fill French oak barrels.

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