Rhebokskloof Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2016

A full bodied wine with ripe orange peel, almonds and muesli on the nose. The judicious use of oak enhances the flavour and the well balanced acidity ensures good ageing potential.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Rolanie Lotz
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.90 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Origin: Rhebokskloof Estate and selected other coastal region vineyards
Average age of vines: 15 - 25 years
Soil type: Granitic and shale soils
Slope/aspect: Western facing slopes

about the harvest: Harvesting date: February 2014
Balling: 23° - 24°B at harvest
Tons/Ha: 6 - 8 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Fermentation: 1100% fermentation in oak barrels | Wine was kept on lees with regular batonage
Oaking: 20% new French oak barrels and the balance in 2nd, 3d and 4th fill 300l barrels
Aging: Matured in barrels for 12 months prior to bottling

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