Deetlefs Chardonnay 2008

The perfect integration of citrus and toasted almonds is evident on the nose and palate. This complex partnership is further enhanced by whispers of soft peach.

Brie, salad with creamy dressing and seafood salad.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Deetlefs Estate
winemaker : Ferdi Visser
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.14 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Excellent now, yet good development potential over the 2 - 4 years.

in the vineyard : Rootstock: R99
Clone: None
Plant Date: 1996
Hectares: 5.5 ha
Trellising System: 4 wire vertical Perold
Irrigation System: Drip
Height above sea level: 236
Direction: N/S

about the harvest: Harvest date: 01 March 2008

in the cellar : Various techniques were applied to all stages of the winemaking process to provide as many possible different building blocks (styles) to ensure optimum complexity in the final blend. These include but are not limited to; grape selection, processing (reductive oxidative), fermentation (different yeasts) 70% French Oak; 30% American on which it matured for 9 months.

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