Heron's Nest Chardonnay 2014

This lightly-oaked chardonnay was in wood for only three months. The suttle hint of combined French and American oak allow the citrus flavours to emerge, together with hints of vanilla.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Suzanne Coetzee
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  pH : 3.61  
type : White  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Ready to be enjoyed now or in a year’s time.

in the vineyard : Origin
From selected vineyards in the prime red wine growing area of the Devon Valley near Stellenbosch.
Mediterranean - summers are warm and dry, whilst sea breezes from the nearby False Bay cool the vineyards in the afternoons. The winters are wet and cold with a high average rainfall.

about the harvest: The grapes are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness.

in the cellar : They are then destalked, crushed and pressed. Thereafter the wine is inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Fermentation and maturation takes place in French and American oak barrels on the fine lees for a total of 3 months. After fermentation the wine is filtered and bottled.

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