Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Chardonnay Reserve 1996

75% of the grapes used in making this wine came from older vines on the flat lower parts of the farm. 25% came from the younger vines on the slopes.

75% of the wine was produced from older vines. Whole bunch pressing fermented in Nevers and Allier barrels for 8 months on the lees. 25% of the wine was produced from younger vines, whole bunch pressing fermentation at 14 degree Celsius left on the lees for 8 months.


variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winemaker : Bob de Villiers
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.95 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  

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