Welmoed Heritage Chardonnay 2014

Pale straw colour. Lively tropical aromas of citrus, lime and orange blossoms, palate shows good concentration with a lingering finish. Slight oak treatment which complements the easy drinking, fruit-driven style.

Serve with tuna sashimi, Kingklip, or a variety of chicken dishes. Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Welmoed Winery
winemaker : Bernard Claassen
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.05 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.77 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Enjoy now or within the next two years.

in the vineyard : Grapes sourced from the Stellenbosch and Robertson regions. Selection of premium vineyards prior to the harvest season. Mediterranean climate of Stellenbosch as well as the warmer areas of the Robertson valley with loamy clay soil types. Vines are all trellissed on 5 wire hedge system.

about the harvest: Fruit is harvested at optimum ripeness, 22 - 24° B.

in the cellar : After harvesting the grapes had a short time of skin contact and two days of settling before the start or primary fermentation. Fermentation takes place, partly in stainless steel tanks on 1 g/l of French oak staves or unoaked, and 300-litre French oak barrel at temperatures ranging from 14° - 16° C. No malolactic fermentation is allowed.

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