GlenWood Chardonnay Vignerons Selection 2010

Outstanding oak and fruit integration is once again shown in this wine. A full, rich, creamy mouth feel of almonds and vanilla with a lingering  aftertaste of smoky peach and citrus.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : GlenWood Winery
winemaker : DP Burger
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.3 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 4.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Vine age: 22 years
Density: 4000 vines per hectare
Yield: 5-6 tons per hectare

A low canopy allowed optimal sunlight penetration.
Minimal irrigation was used. The fruit ripened slowly allowing the development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.

about the harvest: 
Grapes were picked at 24.2 degrees Balling and whole-bunch pressed to 1.2 bars of pressure. The juice was left to settle for two days and racked to barrel.
Using only wild yeast, fermentation occured over a two month period.
The wine spent 13 months on the lees. New, small French oak barrels were used.

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