Bellingham Homestead Chardonnay 2015

Sight: Rich yellow with a copper glow.
Nose: Butterscotch, spicy cloves and orange peel aromas.
Mouth: Layers of citrus and melon on the palate finishing with a citrus-lime freshness

Chicken or pork and any pasta in a creamy sauce, Caesar salad flavoured with coriander and sesame Dukkah and mild curries with buttery sauces.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niël Groenewald
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

The 2015 vintage - also known as the goldilocks vintage because the weather was not too warm and not too cold, just perfect - will be remembered for smaller berries with more concentrated flavour.

in the vineyard : Terroir: The Mountainous terrain and diversity of terroirs are key contributors to making this a premier viticultural area with granite soils.
Climate: The vineyards are on altitudes above 200m and open to the cool south westerly summer breezes originating in False Bay.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand harvested in middle February

in the cellar : Grapes were whole bunch pressed, and cold settled. Natural fermentation took place in barrel and stainless steel, 60% of wine fermented in new and second fill French oak barrels. Matured for 9 months on lees with frequent batonage.

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