Marklew Chardonnay 2010

Wonderfully rich and indulgent with hints of citrus and butterscotch.

Fish (calamari, salmon), Thai curry, soups.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Marklew Wines
winemaker : Kajo Malek
wine of origin : Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.23 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Chardonnay 2010 is drinking well now, but can be drunk a 2-4 years after vintage.

in the vineyard : Soil: Red Hutton
Slope Direction: SE Facing
Age of Vineyard: 13 years old
Rootstock: Richter 99

about the harvest: Our Chardonnay was hand picked and vinified from a selection of rows out of a top-performing dry land block of vineyard on the farm.

in the cellar : Grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. Alcoholic fermentation was done in a selection of French 300 litre barrels where it matured for 10 months before bottling. Oaking – 20% New French barrels, 80% 2nd and 3rd fill French barrels. Barrels were rolled once a week to add a buttery full bodied complexity. Fermentation – grapes were barrel fermented at a low temperature to ensure fruit flavours on both nose and palate. MLF was 100% completed on 50% of barrels. Wild yeast fermentation on a few barrels added to complexity. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling and then labelled on the farm.

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