Waverley Hills Chardonnay 2018

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Subtle citrus fruit, lemon grass and fynbos flavours are complimented by flinty aromas and complimented with the oak. The wine has a full and well-balanced palate with a lingering fruity after taste.

This wine will complement rich fish and poultry dishes, or salads

variety : Chardonnay [ 88% Chardonnay, 12% Semillon ]
winemaker : Johan Delport
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 13.54 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.16  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

about the harvest: Oak leaf soils, with drip irrigation delivering a production of 5 tons/ha. Chardonnay was all harvested at 23.5º balling.

in the cellar : Wine spent 11 months in new 300 litre oak barrels. 60% New French Oak and 40% Second Fill Hungarian Oak. The fermentation was started in stainless steel and transferred to barrels after first week of fermentation. The wine spent 2 months on its lease in the barrels with regular stirring of the lease during that period. After that the wine was racked and returned to the barrels for a further 9 months of maturation.

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