Deetlefs Chardonnay 2002

A compelling mix of elegance and complexity, fruit and oak, terroir and technique. Harmonious with melon and fig aromas. A delicious creamy texture with a delicate hint of spicy oak and a long finish.

Soup: Bouillon, thickened soup from meat, poultry or fish.Meat: Carpaccio, fillet, tongue, Osso buco and fried liver. Chicken, guinea fowl, duck and rabbit.Fish: Scampi, shrimps, Jacobs’s mussel and lobster. Depending on cooking method all freshwater and sea fish.Herbs: Parsley, chives, dill, tarragon, white pepper and coriander. Fennel, bay leaves and saffron.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Deetlefs Estate
winemaker : Kobus Deetlefs
wine of origin : Rawsonville
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Bronze medal at the Veritas 2003

ageing : Excellent now, yet good development potential over the next 2-3 years.

in the vineyard : Rootstock: R99
Clone: None
Plant Date: 1996
Hectares: 5.5 ha
Average Ton / Ha: 13 t/ha
Trellising System: 4-wire vertical
Irrigation System: Drip

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 20 – 24 February 2002
Grapes were picked at different stages of ripening.

in the cellar : A proportion of the wine was barrel-fermented in French and American oak and the rest was fermented on the fine lees, without SO2.

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