Fort Simon Chardonnay 1999

Winemaker Marinus Bredell describes the wine as fruity with citrus and baked bread flavours with a tropical aftertaste, rounded off with soft wood aromas. It is made according to the New World style.


variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winemaker : Marinus Bredell
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  

ageing : It will mature well in the bottle over the next 4 years.

in the vineyard : The Chardonnay grapes came from trellised vineyards planted in decomposed granite. The vineyards face southwest and northeast.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice was barrel fermented in 300 litre French oak casks. It was matured in the casks for 3 months.

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