Protea Chardonnay 2013

A somewhat demure nose which offers up grapefruit pith and a faint hint of orange blossom. Ripe citrus and stonefruit flavours make their presence felt on a full, textured palate. It’s tangy and fresh with a distinct twist of citrus zest and some chalky grapefruit too. Lively and appealing in its approachability and drinkability. Light and lissom all the way to a long, dry finish.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.41 g/l  so2 : 146 mg/l  fso2 : 14 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The grapes originate from our Anthonij Rupert farm.These vineyards are on the old La Garonne farm.They are planted on a sand/clay/loam mix and the yield is about 10tons/ha.

about the harvest: Harvested by hand.

in the cellar : 
The grapes were de-stemmed, then pressed and fermented in 2 stainless steel tanks. One stainless steel tank contained some
French oak blocks. This was later blended with the unwooded portion, contributing a vibrant, citrus freshness to the wine. After blending, the wine was kept on the fine lees for 5 months.

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