Benguela Vinography Chardonnay 2017

This chardonnay delivers on the promise of balance, length, intensity and consentration, without being overt. The expressive palate is backed with integrity and the same flavours follows suit on the palate. Refined with a lingering saltiness to add finesse, connects the wine with its cool climate origin.

Serving temp: 10 - 12 ̊C
Pan-seared scallops lemon-roast-ed chicken smashed avo with haloumi

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Johann Fourie
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.36 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

SA Platters Wine Guide: 4 1/2 stars

ageing : Cellaring potential: Enjoy now or let it mature for another 6 years.

Vinography encapsulates the spirit of our cool climate where the ocean meets ancient soils. This artisan range represents a journal kept by both nature and winemaker on the Benguela Cove Wine Estate and highlights the unique characteristics of a single vineyard.

in the vineyard : Soil: weathered shale
Slope: west facing
Clone: CY 277
Ha: 1.77

about the harvest: Picked at optimal ripeness, the grapes were hand sorted.

in the cellar : Picked at optimal ripeness, the grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. After settling out some solids, the juice was transferred to barrel at the
desired turbidity levels. Indige- nous yeast strains was allowed for alcoholic fermentation to enhance aromatics and mouthfeel. Batonaged for the first two months, the wine was left to mature on its lees for the entire maturation period. To preserve freshness and vibrant fruit, it didn’t undergo secondary malolactic fermentation. Maturation: 11 Months Oak: French oak. Production: 400 bottlest

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