Sutherland Anna Chardonnay 2017
After establishing Thelema Mountain Vineyards as an iconic Stellenbosch winery, winemaker Gyles Webb started Sutherland Vineyards as an exciting new venture in the cool-climate region of Elgin. Crafted from the finest lots, the Reserve Collection bears tribute to Gyles’ four beloved granddaughters. Elegant, pure and full of nuance, this wine is named after Anna Vivienne Hilton (The Patient One) – Gyles’ first granddaughter. The Anna Chardonnay ushers in the third generation of family and a new season to explore the exceptional.
Forest mushroom risotto topped with truffle oil and parmesan.
This Chardonnay articulates the sense of place through the chalky minerality and subtle brioche notes. An intriguing grapefruit essence softens the oak elements, which leaves a lingering, refined acidity. Aged for 10 months in French oak.
|Root stock||Richter 110|
|Age of vines||Planted 2004|
|Plant density||2315 vines per ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.|
|Irrigation||Supplementary drip Vintage|
|Vintage||Moderate summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||11 February 2017|
|Grape sugar||22.5 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.36|
|Fermentation temp||17 °C|
|Method||Barrel selection: 12 barrels were identified as exceptional. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 228L French oak barrels. The wine spends 10 months on its gross fermentation lees, with the lees being stirred on a regular basis.|
|Residual sugar||1.7 g/l|
|Total acid||6.1 g/l|
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