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Delaire Chardonnay 2001

An exceptional Chardonnay from high altitude mountain vineyards. Complexity enhanced by sensitive Oaking (9 months barrel matured). Uninhibited pear and apple fruit on the nose with characteristic Butterscotch and vanilla aftertaste. A wine to confidently serve with fine food and conversation to appreciative company.
Ideal Partner Dishes: Smoked Salmon


variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winemaker : The winemaking team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.50 % vol  rs : 2.20 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.40 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Bronze

ageing : 3-5 Years

in the vineyard : Situation: Faces North - East
Altitude: 270 m
Distance from Sea: 50 km
Soil Type: Hutton
Rootstock: Richter 99
Age of vines: 16 years
Trellising: Vertical shoot Position
Pruning: 2 bud spurs

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested from the end of February till Beginning March.

in the cellar : Innovative use of barrel rolling for lees contact has resulted in natural Chardonnay fruit being perfectly
balanced by oak integration. Fermented and matured in oak barrel 80%, 20% Stainless Steel ferment. Barrel matured for 9 months. 20% New, 30% 2nd fill, 30% 3rd fill and 20% unwooded.

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