Edgebaston Chardonnay 2013

This is the Seventh vintage of Edgebaston Chardonnay. The wine includes grapes from a 30 year old vineyard with 7 different clones of Chardonnay planted. As with previous vintages, the wine shows an elegant minerality with lime-citrus, sourdough and cinnamon flavours. The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good ageing potential. A floral note of wild, white flowers such as frangipani and almond blossom is obvious on the front of the nose and follows through the palate.

Likened by many to the flavours found in cooler Burgundian and Chablis sites, the focus here is to make elegant wines, the ideal accompaniment to foods such as paella, quail and pork.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Edgebaston
winemaker : David Finlayson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 2 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.2 g/l  va : 0.47 g/l  so2 : 89 mg/l  fso2 : 22 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Platter Guide 2015: 4½ Star Platter
eRobert Parker 91
89 points: Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
Gold: Veritas 2013
Gold: Vitis Vinifera
Grand Gold: SAWi 2015

ageing : The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good ageing potential.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay, Hutton.

about the harvest: Hand picked Chardonnay grapes, picked in three tranches with sugars from 22 Brix up to 25 brix to ensure a variety of flavours.

in the cellar : Barrel fermented with natural yeasts.  30% malolactic fermentation.  

Wood Elevation 
50% New French Oak - Nevers, Allier - Medium Toasted  
30% 2nd Fill French Oak - Medium Toasted  
10% 3rd Fill French Oak   
10% Nomblot Egg

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