2017 Chardonnay

2017 Chardonnay

The estate’s only white wine. Limited production.   

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2017 CHARDONNAY

WINE SPECS

TASTING NOTE

Notes of citrus, stone fruit, brioche and sea salt on the nose. Bright acidity and deliciously full on the palate with further flavours of buttered popcorn, tropical fruit and minerality.

SPECS  
Titratable Acidity:   6.0 g/l
PH: 3.76
Residual Sugar:  2.1 g/l
Alcohol: 14.5 %

WINE PROFILE

Our 2017 Chardonnay is a blend of four micro-harvests from our single estate Chardonnay block. Over 2 weeks we conducted these harvests to capture specific attributes in the fruit. 80% was aged 6 months in French oak, 40% new. The last harvest of 20% was aged in stainless steel. 40% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.

This process enabled us to embrace the beautiful bright acidity while building mouthfeel, complexity and aromatics. Aromas of fresh citrus and stone fruit with notes of butter, brioche and sea salt. The palate is dry with mouth-watering acidity and builds on the aromas with further favours of buttered popcorn, tropical fruit and minerality. Full on the palate with a clean, fresh finish.

OAKING

40% was aged in new French oak,  40% was aged in second fill French oak barrels. The last harvest of 20% was aged in stainless steel. 

REVIEWS

John Schreiner "The winery went to great lengths to produce a wine that is complex and delicious, starting with four picks over two weeks to capture specific fruit qualities. The wine has aromas and flavours of citrus, apple, tropical fruits, all mingled with a subtle vanilla/oak note. Some 80% of the wine was aged just six months in French oak (40% new) while 20% - from the fourth pick – was aged in stainless steel. Only 40% of the wine went through malolactic. Consequently, bright acidity has been preserved to give the wine a lingering, refreshing finish." 93 Points

Silver Medal, Chardonnay du Monde 2019