Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2011

Colour: Light straw
Nose: Buttery, vanilla and varietal typical.
Palate: Smooth well rounded and velvety dry white with a long finish.

Soups, lightly flavoured casseroles, poultry and veal.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Kleine Draken
winemaker : Jean van Rooyen
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 12.4 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.1 g/l  fso2 : 25 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded kosher
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Irrigation: Overhead
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

about the harvest: 
Type: Hand-picked
Date: 14 February 2011
Yield: 7 tons / ha

in the cellar : After destalking and crushing the mash was cooled to 16°C and then pressed in a membrane press at ± 1 bar. The free run juice was then treated with a pectolytic enzyme and allowed to settle overnight. The juice was inoculated with a chosen yeast strain and fermented dry on french oak staves and left for 3 months on the lees with the staves. The wine was then racked and stabilized and received a light filtration prior to bottling in May.

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