Backsberg Sonop Reserve Chardonnay 2014

Roasted almond dominates with an elegant but well-structured palate. The oak is nicely integrated, adding great complexity that evolves while in the glass.

The full-bodied richness of this wine canst and up to the richest of creamy sauces,and even dishes with a hint of spice. It compliments both white and delicately prepared red meats.The Connoisseurs choice.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.26 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : White  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Could age well for up to 12 years.

in the vineyard : Origin: Paarl
Climate: Mediterranean
Viticulture: Older, low-yielding vines provide this wine with a beautifully fine structure.

Cellar: 16 months in French oak as follows: New Oak 30%, 2nd fill 10%, 3rd fill 20%, 4th fill 20%, 5th fill 20%

or Maturation: 16 months in French oak as follows:
New oak 30%
2nd fill 10%
3rd fill 20%
4th fill 20%
5th fill 20%

in the cellar : Small quantities of very ripe fruit are selected and then fermented in 225ℓ French oak barrels. The warm fermentation lasts only a few days, where-after malolactic fermentation may occur naturally. Both aging on lees and the influence of new oak ensure a complex depth to the palate.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay – Fermented in new oak and matured for 8 months.

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