DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Golden with green hues. Hot toasted brioche with zesty marmalade. Backbone of lime and lemongrass with floral notes of honeysuckle and frangipani on the palate. Warm, rich vanilla and a creamy almond finish.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : De Morgenzon
winemaker : Carl van der Merwe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.53 g/l  so2 : 133 mg/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 2016 was a very early season with early flowering dates followed by rapid ripening in the early part of the summer. Weather conditions during the ripening period of the Chardonnay were very warm causing rapid ripening. Fruit quality was perfect with no disease.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. Optimally ripe fruit with no raisins were harvested around 23° balling.

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