Oldenburg Vineyards Chardonnay 2012

This Chardonnay has an intense golden colour, complemented by whiffs of vanilla and almonds. Aromas of ripe orange citrus, yellow apple and crème brûlée further add to the complexity on the nose. The entry on the palate is smooth and supple with a well rounded mouthfeel. Flavours of bruised apple, ripe pineapple and oak spice linger on the finish. The wine is well balanced with a streak of elegance.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2013 Robert Paker's Wine Advocate - 92 Points
2013 Internationa Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver
2013 IWC - Bronze

in the vineyard : Cultivar : Chardonnay
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: 12-03-2012
Grape sugar: 24.7o B
Acidity: 5.0 g/l
pH at harvest: 3.51

in the cellar : Bunch and berry sorting: By hand
Fermentation: Barrel fermented
Wood maturation: 9 months in 300 litre French oak barrels, 50% new

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