Danie de Wet Chardonnay Sur Lie 2002

Veritas 2003 - Bronze
An unwooded Chardonnay matured on the lees, producing a fresh, lemony flavoured wines with a yeasty, nutty aftertaste.


variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winery : 
winemaker : Danie de Wet
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 13.42 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.17  ta : 6.9 g/l  so2 : 77 mg/l  fso2 : 31 mg/l  
type : White  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Veritas 2002 - Double Gold
Selected as one of the Top 100 Wines in the UK under £10.00

ageing : 2 years.

in the vineyard : The ideal soil conditions for vineyard cultivation in the Cape allows Danie de Wet to match specific cultivars to their ideal soil requirements, in the belief that good wine is made in the vineyard, not in the cellar.

Rootstock: Richter 99, 110, 101-14
Age of the vines: 13 years
Yield: 8 tons per hectare
Soil type: Gravel lime
Vines per hectare: 4000
Trellising style: 6 Wire fence system, cordon with spur pruning

about the harvest: This Chardonnay is selected from specific clones. The grapes were harvested early in the morning at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : It fermented in stainless steel tanks after which it was left on the fine lees for a few months. There was no barrel maturation.

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