Christina Chardonnay

A well-balanced, single vineyard wine. Typical citrus and buttery aromas are complimented by toasty oak derived from new French oak barrels. Full, dry finish.

A serious wine to accompany fine cuisine. Good shellfish, grilled fish, rich chicken dishes and creamy pastas.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.9 % vol  rs : 2 g/l  pH : 3.13  ta : 7.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

2010 - WINE Magazine (November 2010) - 4 Stars
2011 John Platter Guide - 4 Stars
2008 Veritas Awards - Double Gold
2010 WINE Magazine 2010 Best Value Guide - 3½.
“The limestone soils of Robertson are the promised land for minerally Chardonnays like this one” - Neil Pendock, “I challenge anybody to find a better example for the money anywhere in SA!” Cathy Marston - Food 24

ageing : Will gain complexity with 3 to 4 years of bottle maturation.

in the vineyard : Age of vine: 7 Years old
Soils: Limestone
Trellising: 4 Wire Perold system
Irrigation: Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.

about the harvest: Harvesting is done by hand at night.

in the cellar : Produced from hand-selected grapes from a single vineyard. Fermented & matured in 100% new French Oak barrels for 5 months. Regularly stirred on the lees.

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