Simonsvlei Chardonnay 2002

A soft, pleasant dry wine with subtle fruits and spices. Toasty, almondy/marmelade finish. Goes well with smoked white meats. Oysters will not be the same without this Chardonnay!


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Eugéne van Zyl
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.62 % vol  rs : 2.54 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.65 g/l  va : 0.51 g/l  so2 : 131 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Ageo of vines: 12 - 15 Years
Rootstock: Richter 99
Soil type: Granite
Trellis system: Perold
Irrigation: Micro

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand in February.
Yield: 10 Tons/Hectare

in the cellar : Crushing: Destalked + crushed
Type of tanks: Stainless Steel tanks
Fermentation: Fermentation to 5°B in Stainless Steel
Barrel ageing: 40% fermented with staves
Malolactic: none
Fining: Bentonite
Filtration: Kieselghur + sheet
Stabilisation: -5°C for 3 days

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