Kloovenburg Chardonnay 2002

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
Lively yellow-green appearance. The nose exudes fresh fruit aromas of ripe pear, nectarine, apple and spice. Classy structured palate a good reflection of what the nose promised. Layers of flavour come together with a tapered acid lift to finish. Lightly oaked, the wine should gain further complexity with time in the bottle.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winery : Kloovenburg
winemaker : Pieter du Toit
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.20 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.32 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver

ageing : 2 - 3 years.

in the vineyard : Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Rootstock: R110
Vineyards: Single block of Kloovenburg’s vineyards
Soil: Sandy with limestone
Age of Vines: 10 years
Yield per Ha: 9 Tons (3 780 ltr)

5 Wire Perold Trellised with drip irrigation. Summer pruning for better sunlight penetration and low crop. Monitored by Neutron Moisture meter.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked in the early morning of February. All the bad berries were removed by hand.
out by hand. Recovery 420 lt/Ton.

in the cellar : The wine was aged in 300 litre – 1st Fill Never French Oak for 3 Months and 2 weeks. The wine was bottled in May 2002.

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