Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2012 - SOLD OUT

Paw paw and citrus notes with biscuity nuances on the nose. The rich mid-palate shows honey and tropical fruit which lead into a lingering spicy finish.

Chicken dishes, prawn pasta, poached salmon.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.58 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Peak from 2 years, enjoy up to 5 years.

in the vineyard : 2 Hectares Chardonnay planted in 1990, located next to the river, grown in alluvial sandy soils on the Rickety Bridge estate.

about the harvest: Low yield of less than 3.5 ton/ha.
Chardonnay grapes were harvested by hand on 10 February 2012 at 22.8° Balling in the early morning hours.

in the cellar : This wine was naturally fermented in small French oak barrels (10 % new and 90 % older). Must was fermented at 14° - 17°C. Lees were stirred up daily for 12 weeks after which it was only stirred up once a week for the remaining 7 months in barrel and stored at 15°C without receiving a racking or any sulphur additions during the entire 10 months of barrel ageing.

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