RW Constitution Road Chardonnay 2016

Rich interlaced aromas of citrus, buttered toast, marmalade and vanilla are prominent on the nose. Zesty acidity cuts the creamy texture on the palate followed by layers of citrus, pear and butterscotch that lingers on the finish.

Serving Suggestions: Temperature of 12° - 14°C. Allergens: Contains Sulphites, Casien

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Robertson Winery
winemaker : Jacques Roux
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.91% % vol  rs : 5.96 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.64 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 5 to 8 years

in the vineyard : Viticulturist: Briaan Stipp
Farm: Wandsbeck
Soil type: Well weathered deep Karoo soils with generous lime content
Trellising: Four-wire Perold system
Water management: Regulated deficit irrigation resulting in small berries and concentration of flavour
Row direction: north west to south east

about the harvest: Harvesting took place on  the 3rd  of March 2016. Grapes were hand harvested at 25°B from selected premium vineyards.

in the cellar : 

At the Cellar grapes were soft crushed and sent to the Elite press where the juice was separated into two fractions, the free-run and press juice fractions. Only the free-run juice was used. Juice was partially settled for 12 hours after which it was racked off the heavy lees and taken to new and 2nd fill French oak barrels. Fermentation took place in barrel after which the wine was left on the primary lees and underwent malolactic fermentation. Wine was left on the primary lees for the duration of maturation, during the first two months of ageing wine was battonage once every second week there after only once a month. No sulphur was added during ageing.

The wine was racked in May 2017 after 13 months of maturation and blended for bottling

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