Van Schoor Chardonnay 2002

Crisp lemon and citrus flavours with a creamy, soft and well-balanced middle-palate. Slight oaky undertones compliments the long subtle finish.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
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winemaker : 
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.55 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 1.8  ta : 5.2 g/l  

in the vineyard : Soil: Clovelley
Climate: Mediteranean - warm, dry summers, cold winters

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand.
Yield: 4-6 T/Ha

in the cellar : Crushing/Destemming: Amos cusher and destemming
Tanks (type): Stainless steel
Fermentation protocol (vessel, temp, duration): 30% fermented in stainless steel tanks, 70% in oak barrels
Malolatic (y/n): Y
Lees contact/battonage: maximum on primary lees. PTIR 1X Week
Barrel ageing (oak type, % of blend , duration): 40% in wood, 60% in Stainless steel, 8 months in barrel
Fining: Bentonite and gelatine on press juice
Filtration: Bulk after cold stabilisation & sterile at bottling
Stabilisation: Cold table

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