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TASTING NOTES

Vineyards/Soil: A selection of unique Chardonnay vineyards reflecting my specific goal to showcase South Africa’s exceptional world class Chardonnay Terroir. Predominantly decomposed granite and shale.

Yield: Average yield 4 to 5 tons/ha

Harvest stats: Grapes harvested from February until March depending on flavour expression and development in the vineyards.

Vintage Notes: Smallest harvest in the last 5 years, with fantastic dry conditions which led to vineyards and grapes been very healthy. Smaller berries led to more concentrated colour and flavour.

Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%, Residual sugar 1,8g/litre, TA 6,00g/litre, pH 3.3

Tasting notes:  This is one of the best interpretations of the grape in the Cape: subtle, balanced, elegant and refreshing with a hint of stone fruit and flavours of lemon butter and gunflint. The new oak is very well integrated here.” Tim Atkin – Master of Wine

Total Production: A limited production of only 12 barrels

Chardonnay 2016

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A natural winemaking approach is followed with the usage of wild yeasts and fermentation in barrel with further ageing.
The wine is allowed to settle on the lees for added complexity.

Chardonnay 2016

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CHARDONNAY 2016

 

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TASTING NOTES

Vineyards/Soil: A selection of unique Chardonnay vineyards reflecting my specific goal to showcase South Africa’s exceptional world class Chardonnay Terroir. Predominantly decomposed granite and shale.

Yield: Average yield 5 tons/ha

Harvest stats: Grapes harvested from 22.0ºB to 23.5ºB depending on lavour expression in the vineyards.

Vintage Notes: Winemaking Notes: Near perfect conditions produced small concentrated bunches displaying exceptional quality, the 2015 vintage will be known for one of the best vintages in the last decade with good ageing potential.

A natural winemaking approach is followed with the usage of wild yeasts and fermentation in barrel with further ageing. The wine is allowed to settle on the lees for added complexity.

Analysis: Alcohol 14%, Residual sugar 2,2g/litre, TA 6,2g/litre, pH 3.4

Total Production: A limited production of only 12 barrels

“This is one of the best interpretations of the grape in the Cape:
subtle, balanced, elegant and refreshing
with a hint of stone fruit and flavours of lemon butter and gunflint.
The new oak is very well integrated here. Drink: 2016-19”

Tim Atkin – Master of Wine (94 Points 2016 South Africa Special Report)

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