Zandvliet Hill of Enon Chardonnay 2011

Colour: Brilliant green-like straw. 
Nose: On the nose, this wine introduces you to a beautiful, delicate nose of citrus, lime and honeysuckle.
Palate: These flavours follow through onto a delicate palate, with subtle wood integration, grilled cashew nuts flavours and a creamy smooth finish.

Appreciation: Chill to 14° C. Food Pairing: Enjoy with smoked duck or pastries.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Jacques Cilliers
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.28  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2011 Vintage
2011: Vitis Vinifera - Gold (2015)
2011: John Platter: 4 Stars (2015)

ageing : Now to 2018

The Kalkveld single vineyard lies on the southern slope of the Hill of Enon, a magical hill that dominates the centre of Zandvliet itself. This hill, so-named after the complex conglomerate of limestone, pebbles and clay - the Enon Formation - is daily brushed by the south-easterly breeze cooling the vineyard. The unique terroir gives the wine its singular mineral footprint.

in the vineyard : The Kalkveld single vineyard lies on the southern slope of the Hill of Enon, a magical hill that dominates the centre of Zandvliet itself. This hill, so-named after the complex conglomerate of limestone, pebbles and clay - the Enon Formation - is brushed daily by the southeasterly breeze cooling the vineyard. The unique terroir gives the wine its singular mineral footprint.

Terroir
Slope: North to South.
Soil: Limestone rich, red clay to gravel bed broken soils
Climate: Moderate summer, with low night temperatures, cold winter.
Wind: Cool south-easterly (summer).

about the harvest: Yield: 3.4ton/ha

in the cellar : Oenology: Soaked on cold skins for up to 24 hours. Juice withdrawn and skins lightly pressed. Decanted into barrels directly after yeast inoculation. Batonage for duration of barrel maturation.

Maturation: Matured in 500ml new French and American oak for 16 months

The Team
Winemaker: Jacques Cilliers (2012) and Ettienne Malan (2010)
Advised by: Paul de Wet (1976)
Viticulture: Dan de Wet (1993)

Production: 1000 Bottles

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