Variety : Chardonnay 100%
“Rich creamy aromas with hints of fresh lime fruit on the
nose. An exciting fine mousse with an explosion of
tangerines on the palate. Great brioche and yeast complexity
broadens the palate leading to a long elegant finish.”
Area Of Origin: Robertson, Cape, South Africa.
Chardonnay is selected from the “Limestone” vineyards. These
vineyards have high natural lime content in the soil, which ensures
a low pH and high natural acidity in the young base wines. Yield is
between 8 to 10 ton/ha.
Chardonnay is hand selected and picked at 19.0° to 20.0°Brix during
the third week of January. Grapes are picked into lug boxes for
whole bunch handling. These bins are then sent to the cellar for
whole bunch pressing.
Produced in the Méthode Cap Classique cellar, Robertson.
Whole bunch pressing ensures fractional recovery. Only the cuvée
juice (premium juice = first 500 litres per ton) is selected for
fermentation. Of the cuvée, 50% is fermented in specific Piece
Champenoise 205 litre barrels to ensure richness and extra
dimension of flavour and creamy texture.
Only 7% new barrels are added each year to the balance of older
barrels to ensure harmony during the fermentation. After
fermentation the wine is aged for 3 months in barrels on the
primary lees and then selectively blended with other parcels
of the best Chardonnay, that were fermented in stainless
steel. The final blended base wine is then bottled for the second
fermentation with yeast contact of at least 36 months before
Analysis: Residual Sugar: 7.12 g/l (± 0.5 g/l)
Alcohol: 12.28 % vol (± 0.2 % vol)
Total Acid: 6.81 g/l (± 0.25 g/l)
pH: 3.14 (± 0.05)
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