Overgaauw Chardonnay 1999

Well balanced dry white wine with good intergration of oak to complement the typical Chardonnay peach-lemon bouquet. A bold wine with a honey-gold colour.


variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winery : Overgaauw Estate
winemaker : Chris Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.2 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.9 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : 2-3 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Age of Vineyards: 18 Years

about the harvest: Harvest Date: February 1999
Yield per hectare: 10 tons
Sugar level at harvest: 24.5º Balling

in the cellar : One third of the wine was fermented with natural yeast, which adds to the rich pallet. The wine went partially through malolactic fermentation and spent a few months on its lees for further intergration. The lees was stirred up to enrich the wine.
Cellar maturation: 8 months in 225 litre barrels.
33% New French Oak
33% Second Fill
33% Third Fill

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