Springfield Estate Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018

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variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.1 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 6.32 g/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Can be enjoyed for the next 3- 4 years.

Fermented with natural yeast present in the vineyard, Springfield Estate’s Wild Yeast Chardonnay is a deliciously complex and fruit-focussed wine.

in the vineyard : Chardonnay 18-20 year-old vines, clone CY5 on 101/10
Yield
6 t/ha
Origin
Robertson, South Africa
Terroir
Slope: Very gentle, southerly; 6060 vine/ha row direction angled into the sunset
Soil: Rocky and calcareous, pH 8
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures. Cold winter
Wind: Cool South Easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Harvested at night February 2018

in the cellar : True to its moniker, the Wild Yeast Chardonnay is fermented using the native, wild yeasts that occur naturally on the skins of the grapes. Unwooded, it is fermented in underground cement tanks in a slow, volatile process that can take anywhere between 6 - 9 months. This method, although risky, results in incredibly expressive wine with a wisdom that is unattainable in wines made using commercial yeasts.

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