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Oldenburg Vineyards Chardonnay 2011

The Chardonnay 2011 has a wonderful light honey colour. The wine displays a crisp palate laced with delightful Granny Smith apple and zesty lemon notes. A suggestion of toasted wood aromas intertwined with a refreshing minerality that sooths the palate and transforms in to a lingering sensation filled with elegance.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Banghoek, Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.12 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 5.59 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - 93 points
Neil Pendock Wine Guide ’13 - 5/5
Tim Atkin MW - 87 points
JancisRobinson.com - 16.5/20
IWSC 2012 - Silver
IWC 2012 - Bronze
Decanter 2012 - Commended

ageing : Drink now or enjoy for a further 5 years (2015)

in the vineyard : Rootstock: PAU 1103   
Clone: CY96 C
Planted: 2006
Row Direction: NW/SE
Plant Density: 2.5m x 1.25m
Soil Type: Alluvial
Trellis System: VSP
Pruning: Two bud spurs
Irrigation: Drip

about the harvest: Picking Date: 23rd February 2011
Grape Sugar: 23.8° Balling
Acidity: 7.20
pH at Harvest: 3.54

in the cellar : Fermentation: Barrel Fermented
Wood Maturation: 300 litre French oak barrels, matured  for 11 months in 50% new oak

Bottling Date: 25-01-2012

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