Backsberg Sonop Chardonnay 2017

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Classical Chardonnay aromas of citrus and tropical fruit are complemented by subtle notes of marzipan and vanilla pod, derived from careful maturation in French oak barriques. Expect a creamy texture and persistent finish.

Pair with creamy and spicy dishes. This wine complements both white and delicately prepared red meats. The Connoisseurs choice.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.71 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2020 John Platter - 86 Points
2019 John Platter - 86 Points

ageing : Could age well for up to 12 years.

in the vineyard : Low-yielding, older vines - grown in weathered granite and Oak leaf soils on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain - provide a finely structured backbone for this interesting and classical Chardonnay.

in the cellar : Small quantities of very ripe fruit are selected and then fermented in 225ℓ French oak barrels. The warm fermentation lasts only a few days, where-after malolactic fermentation occurs naturally.

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