Birdfield Chardonnay 2002

This wooded wine will provide rich flavours of butter, honey and a touch of mango.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winery : 
winemaker : Bob de Villiers
wine of origin : Olifants River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.29  ta : 5.7 g/l  va : 0.2 g/l  so2 : 42 mg/l  fso2 : 20 mg/l  
type : White  

in the vineyard : Area planted: 6.48ha
Age of vines: 5 years
Rootstock: Richter 99
Clone: Cy 5
Trellis system: Perold
Irrigation: Drip
Vine density: 1,5 X 2.7m
Soil: Karoo
Climate: Hot days and cold nights

about the harvest: The grapes were machine harvested on 22/01/2002
Yield: 16 tons/ha

in the cellar : Crushing/Destemming: Yes
Tanks (type): Stainless tanks
Fermentation protocol (vessel, temp, duration): 16 days
Malolactic (y/n): Yes
Lees contact/battonage: Yes
Barrel ageing (oak type, % of blend, duration): No
Other method of oak maturation (chips etc.): Chips
Fining: Bentonite
Filtration: Cross Flow
Stabilisation: Yes

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