Eikendal "Janina" Unwooded Chardonnay 2017

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The Janina 2017 lures the senses with flavours of green apple, lemon and fresh pineapple. Nuances of honey and orange blossoms develop on the palate which is carried through mid-palate with a delightful, fresh, flinty and lingering finish.

Pair with Caesar Salad, Brie Cheese & Seared Tuna

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13% % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.21  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Up to three years

The Janina is an elegant blend of 80% Eikendal grapes (clones 277, 95 and 96) and the remainder of the grapes (clone 277) are sourced from the Elgin Valley. Four different blocks, three different clon

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 micro-climate, 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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