Zandvliet Estate Chardonnay 2015

Colour: Pale straw-gold.
Nose: The nose has distinct flavours of lime, pineapple, passion fruit and kiwi with hints of butterscotch.
Palate: These delicate flavours follow through onto a creamy palate with subtle wood integration and a smooth, elegant finish.

Appreciation: Enjoy this rich wine well chilled with fine dining. Food pairing: A very versatile wine and can be enjoyed with a variety of foods - fish, pork, souffl├ęs and cheese platters.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Jacques Cilliers
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.8 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.17  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now to 2019.

World-class chardonnays are produced on our clayey, limestone-rich soils which bring a whole spectrum of fabulous flavours and heady aromas to these wines. Spiciness, opulent citrus, peach and nutty flavours add to the complexity and elegance of the Zandvliet Chardonnay, Fermentation and maturation in new French oak adds dimension and richness.

in the vineyard : Origin Wine of Origin Robertson
Zandvliet Estate, established 1867 / 150ha
Owners: Paul de Wet; Dan de Wet

Slope: Very gently, southerly
Soil: Rocky, chalk rich
Climate: Moderate summer, with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: Cool south easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Yield: 8 - 10ton/ha

in the cellar : Maturation: Fermented in French oak barrels and matured in barrel on the lees for 6 months.

Oenology: Soaked, cold, on skins for up to 24 hours. Juice withdrawn and skins lightly pressed. Decanted into barrels directly after yeast inoculation. Batonage for duration of barrel fermentation. Malolactic in barrels.

The Team
Winemakers: Jacques Cilliers (2012)  |  Ettienne Malan (2011)  |  Johan van Wyk (2000-2010)
Advised by: Paul de Wet (1971)
Viticulture: Dan de Wet (1993)

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