Vrede en Lust Marguerite Chardonnay 2018

Citrus, toasted nuts and butterscotch aromas followed by a creamy, well-balanced palate and tones of almond and pear.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Susan Erasmus
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.69 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

2019 National Wine Challenge - Double Silver 

ageing : 

Enjoy now or within 5-7 years from vintage.

Named after the first owner of Vrede en Lust’s eldest daughter, Marguerite de Savoye, this wine is just as flamboyant as she was.

in the vineyard : 

Sourced from a selection of Chardonnay blocks in the Simonsberg-Paarl vineyards – only limited quantities of this wine is produced.

about the harvest: The grapes are all hand harvested early in die morning during February.

in the cellar : 

The grapes are crushed and pressed. The juice are transported to French oak barrels (25% new) and inoculated with specific yeast strains. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the barrel. The wine was matured on the lees for 11 months and bottled. Only 25% new oak was used in order to reach the goal of creating an elegant style Chardonnay.

The grapes are either whole-bunch pressed or berry sorted after which the juice are barrel fermented. The result is a vivid, complex, fruitforward Chardonnay with gentle oak intervention on the elegant palate. 

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