Vrede en Lust Artisan Chardonnay Semillon 2017

A blend of Chenin Blanc and Semillon. Upfront stone fruit, with a vibrant lingering palate. Chenin Blanc offers up flavors of pear and quince. Semillon offers beautiful lemon and lime zest flavors with a light sublet hint of oak.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay, Semillon ]
winemaker : Karlin Nel
wine of origin : Elgin
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type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Both Chenin and Semillon are from our Elgin blocks.

in the cellar : The wine was fermented in 500 - liter second-fill, third-fill and older barrels and matured on fine lees for 10 months prior to bottling. A small percentage of tank-fermented Semillon was blended back for freshness. No malolactic fermentation was allowed. Aromatic aromas of green apple, pear and stone fruit are present. A distinct minerality with a slight earthiness is an expression of the cooler climate. A wine with great longevity - the lanolin and other tertiary flavours will develop over time.
The wine was fermented in 225-liter barrels and matured on fine lees for 9 months prior to bottling.  The wine underwent no malolactic fermentation.

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