Signatures of Doolhof Unwooded Chardonnay 2017

Pale straw, with green tint in the glass. The nose is fresh and lively with lemon, grapefruit and floral aromas to the fore, ending in a bouquet of papaya and melon. The wine is crisp, with a great fruit & acid balance, persistent and dry to the finish.

Serve with shellfish, mussels in a white wine fennel sauce, duck and also great with vegetarian cuisine, cheese and nuts. Chef's Special: Apple strudel dessert.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Gielie Beukes
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 12.44 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

Signature Chardonnay 2015 Gold Vitis Vinifera Awards 2016
SAWI Rating: 75 points

A refreshing crowd pleaser. Perfect for alfresco dining.

in the vineyard : Chardonnay chosen from the coolest block on the farm.

about the harvest: Harvesting was done during the early morning, with the aim to protect the flavour and aromas from the vineyard.

in the cellar : The grapes were whole bunch pressed, and the juice fermented in two seperate tanks, with different yeast, each adding to the complexity of the final wine. The wine spent three months on the lees, with lees stiring performed once a week. The wine was stabilized, filtered and bottled in May 2017.

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