Altydgedacht Chardonnay 2001

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Some leesy citrus impressions.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : 
winemaker : Oliver Parker
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.6 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 6.9 g/l  so2 : 105 mg/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : White  

in the vineyard : All the vineyards at Altydgedacht undergo intensive canopy management to ensure an optimum balance between growth and crop production. This allows sunlight penetration for bud differentiation, also enhancing colour and flavour components within the grape. Added to this is effective disease control.

Trellis system: Hedge
Soils: Hutton
Irrigation: Dry land
Age: 15 years

about the harvest: Grapes were picked at 24ยบ Balling
Crop size: 8 tons/ha

in the cellar : Yeast:D47
The grapes were crushed, destalked, pressed and then taken directly to barrels for fermentation. The blend of wood with stainless steel was 60% wood. All the wood was new French Mercier barrels. The wine was left on the lees for 7 months then blended and bottled.

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