Van Zylshof Chardonnay 1999

This is a full-bodied wine with hints of vanilla and nutmeg on the nose. The wood complements the wine well and is very well balanced with a pleasant finish.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Andri van Zyl
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 2.05 g/l  pH : 3.13  ta : 6.78 g/l  

in the cellar : The grapes were harvested on 20 February at 22 degrees Balling. The vineyard is planted on a hill and in very rocky soil. No SO2 was added before fermentation. 10 % of the wine was fermented in new French oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was kept on its lease without SO2 being added until August. Every two months the wine was removed from the barrels, blended with the rest and the barrels refilled. At the end of September SO2 was added and the wine was filtered and bottled.

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