Steenberg Chardonnay Unwooded 2001

This Chardonnay has pronounced traits of lime, apple and pear with a lingering aftertaste.

variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winemaker : Nicky Versfeld
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.88 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.5 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Young Wine Show 2001 - Silver Medal
Veritas 2001 - Bronze

in the vineyard : Cultivars: Chardonnay
Soil type: Clovelly
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 10 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Yield: 2.5 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: 101 - 14 MGT

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at sugar level of about 24.2° Balling from the 17-18 February 2001.

in the cellar : The grapes were crushed at 18°C and the free run juice was pumped into settling tanks. The grape must settled at 14°C and was then racked into fermentation tanks, where it was inoculated with a cultured yeast strain. The must fermented for 12 days at 14°C.

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