Franschhoek Cellar Chardonnay 2003

Medium bodied white wine. Typical citrus flavours of the Chardonnay grape on the nose and palate, with well integrated wood.

Enjoy on it's own or with a light meals.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Jolene Calitz
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.04 % vol  rs : 2.36 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 5.49 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : 2 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Grapes originated from Franschhoek Region
Average age of vines: 5-10 years
Type of soil: Alluvial

about the harvest: Selected vineyards harvested by hand when sugar is 23° Balling.

in the cellar : After crushing and destalking the pulp is pumped into separator tanks where skin contact for ± 4 - 6 hours is given. Settlement takes place overnight. The free run juice is inoculated with active dry yeast. Fermentation takes place at about 15°C. 70% of Chardonnay fermented on 90% French MT staves and 10% American staves and was kept on the lees for 1 month. After fermentation 30% of Chardonnay was put into French MT barrels. All the Chardonnay was matured on its wood for 9 months.

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