Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2001

Lemon, overripe orange and honey flavours on the palate and vanilla and butter emerging on the aftertaste.


variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Wilhelm van Rooyen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.73 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.15  ta : 6.3 g/l  va : 0.39 g/l  so2 : 126 mg/l  fso2 : 41 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
about the harvest: Chardonnay grapes were harvested by hand in two batches on 6 and 7 February 2001 at 24.6 – 25.5º­B.

in the cellar : No sulphur was used until after juices were separated from the skins. Fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks with D47 yeast, after settling and racking. When the first signs of fermentation were noticed, juice was transferred to small barrels. 40% new and 60% older French oak, mostly Vicard and Francois Frere. Must fermented at 14 – 17 ­C. Lees were stirred up twice daily for six weeks after which the wine was racked and sulphured, returned to barrel and stored at 14º­C. Total barrel maturation time was nine months.
This wine was bottled on 19 December 2001.

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