Deetlefs Chardonnay 2004

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 : 13.50 % vol  rs : 1.70 g/l  ta : 6.20 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  

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
Average Ton / Ha: 13 t/ha
Trellising System: 4-wire vertical Perold
Irrigation System: Drip

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at different stages of ripening on 11 - 12 February 2004.

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

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