Cape Point Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

The wine shows a complex array of citrus, apricot, oatmeal and honey flavours with strong minerality and some subtle spicy oak. This all follows onto a wonderfully full palate with crisp acids and great length.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Duncan Savage
wine of origin : Cape Point
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.5 g/l  so2 : 111 mg/l  fso2 : 32 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Platter Description 2011: ★★★★
Platter Description 2010: ★★★★
Platter Description 2009: ★★★★
Platter Description 2008: ★★★★
Gold Medal – Veritas Wine Awards 2006
Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator 2007
Gold Winner – Veritas Wine Awards 2002
Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin 2003
Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit
Competition London 2003
Gold Winner, Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003

ageing : This Chardonnay is drinking beautifully at present, but try to exercise patience as it will only improve over the next 2-5 years.

in the vineyard : Variety: Chardonnay
Trellis: Vertical trellis
Planting Density: 3200 vines/ha
Soil: Decomposed sandstone
Irrigation: Drip
Yield: 4 tons/ha

about the harvest:  Grapes for this wine are picked on the picturesque south facing Noordhoek slopes from the Peninsulas' southern most vineyards. The grapes were harvested between 22° - 23.5° Balling in the early hours of the morning and were all hand-picked.

in the cellar : Crushing: whole bunch pressed, oxidative handling
Settling: 8 hours
Yeast: spontaneous and inoculated ferments
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented, 30% new
Fermentation Temperature: 18-22°C 
Barrel Ageing: aged for 10 months in barrel

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