Riebeek Chardonnay 2003

A brilliant green/gold colour in the glass. An exceptionally dry, fruity style Chardonnay, with rich lingering citrus finishes.

Slightly chilled with rich food or on its own.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Zakkie Bester and Eric Saayman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 6.3 g/l  va : 0.24 g/l  so2 : 118 mg/l  fso2 : 50 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Drink now or within 2 years of vintage.

in the vineyard : Vineyard: Supplementary irrigation, 2 vineyards were used
Production: 10 – 12 ton per hectare

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in early February at 24° Balling.

in the cellar : Free run- and a portion press juice was used. After settling and acid adjustment wine was inoculated with selected yeast. 12% of the blend was fermented with French oak and left on the lees until blended and stabilised prior to bottling.

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