Springfield Estate Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2011

This unwooded Chardonnay, fermented with native yeast present in the vineyard, abounds with flavours of pineapple and pear drops. Deliciously complex in style!

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.6 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 7.88 g/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Sauvignon Blanc 22-year-old vines, clone SB242 on root stock Ramsey
Yield 6 t/ha

Terroir slope: Very gentle, southerly
Soil: 50% rock, 50% sand
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: South Easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Harvested at night in January 2013

in the cellar : Oenology:
Settled without enzymes at -3°C for 2-3 weeks
18 days fermentation
100 days lees contact
Racked only twice, under CO2
Stabilized at -3ºC for tartrates
80 g/hl Bentonite fining
Filtration not sterile: only 2.5 micron filtration prior to bottling on the estate

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