Middelvlei Chardonnay 2013

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The nose and palate show hints of tropical fruit and a generous touch of spice. Luscious peach and guava flavours add to the fruitiness of this elegant wine.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Middelvlei Wines
winemaker : Tinnie Momberg
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.97 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.73  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : At Middelvlei, 21 hectares are devoted to Chardonnay. The vines, grafted onto Richter 99 rootstock, were planted in 1994. The vineyards face west and are situated at 160m above sea level.

The conditions for the healthy growth and ripening of the grapes during the growing season (September - December) were ideal. The rainfall during the winter before the vintage, as well as the growing season, was above average. The annual rainfall was 820mm for the 2012/2013 season compared to the long-term annual rainfall of 700mm.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested during 18 February 2012 at an average sugar level of 23° Balling. They were handpicked and placed in small baskets to prevent bruising.

in the cellar :  In the cellar the juice received 30 minutes skin contact. 100% was tank fermented.

Bottled: April 2013

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