Diemersdal Chardonnay Reserve 2014 SOLD OUT

The Reserve Chardonnay has a complex character with a pale straw colour. On the nose, notes of barrel fermentation, vanilla and crème caramel come forward, integrating gently with aromas of tropical exotic fruit. The mouth feel is rich and buttery, ending in a wine with beautiful extraction of fruit and elegant acidity that brightens the palate.

Cream-based dishes, crayfish and lemon butter prawns.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.15 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2013 vintage: Gold – Veritas ’13
2012: Gold - Veritas Wine Awards 2013
2009: 4½ Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2010
2005: Gold Medal - Michelangelo Wine Awards 2006
in the vineyard : Terrior
Slope: South-East-facing slopes
Soil: Scali and Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 26 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked at full phenolic ripeness.
Yield: 5 t/ha

in the cellar : Crushed and de-stemmed. Pressed and pumped into new 228L French Oak barrels. Natural alcoholic fermentation in the barrels.

Maturation: 9 months, 20% oak maturation in 1st fill and 80% 2nd and 3rd filled 228L French Oak. The wine was aged sur lie (on the lees) and stirred up once a week to enhance mouth feel and concentration.

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