Eikendal "Janina" Unwooded Chardonnay 2016

The Janina 2016 exudes rich honey flavours with notes of sweet apple, orange peel and lemon zest. A floral richness surprises on the palate which is carried through mid-palate with a delightful, fresh finish.

Pair with Thai Curries, Caesar Salad, Smoked Snoek & Biltong

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Up to three years

in the vineyard : The south-facing vineyards are planted in decomposed granite and Tafelberg sandstone on the lower, western slopes of the Helderberg, approximately 170m above sea level. With a maritime microclimate, the winters are wet and cold, and in summer the heat is tempered by a cool and fresh breeze from the Atlantic Ocean in False Bay. These are perfect conditions to produce premium Chardonnay.

in the cellar : The grapes were handpicked in bins before being gently whole-bunch pressed. No commercial yeast was added and spontaneous fermentation occurred at 15ºC-18ºC. A long, slow fermentation of 4-6 weeks in 900ℓ plastic egg-shaped fermenters, as well as stainless steel tanks followed. The wine was then aged on the lees for six months before being blended and bottled.

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