Uitkyk Chardonnay 1998

Pale lemon in colour, this elegant wine rewards with a fine bouquet and refreshing citrus flavours. Perfectly complements seafood dishes, especially lobster. Delicious with thinly sliced smoked salmon as well as lightly prepared chicken dishes, and Parma ham.


variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winery : Uitkyk Estate
winemaker : Theo Brink
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.51 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  ta : 5.7 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : The Chardonnay grapes came from the Jakkalskloof and Klein Bobbejaansberg vineyards, planted in 1986 in deep, red decomposed granite. The vines are trellised.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand at 22,8 Balling on 23 February. The yield was 6 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice received 4 hours’ skin contact. It fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15° C for 12 days. After malolactic fermentation 50% of the wine was fermented in new casks of French oak. The rest remained in stainless steel tanks.

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