Sutherland Chardonnay 2008
The wine shows pure citrus aromas and some bright summer fruit aromas, with lovely creamy notes.
A great wine to enjoy on its own or with your favourite grilled chicken or fish from the braai.
This wine has aged beautifully. It has a lovely straw colour, showing very little signs of yellowing. The wine shows pure citrus aromas and some bright summer fruit aromas, with lovely creamy notes. The palate is fresh, well balance, with a lovely long finish.
|Soil type||Hutton – Tukulu|
|Age of vines||Planted August 2004|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12cm|
|Yield||Approximately 8.9 t/ha|
|Vintage||Moderate with cool spells to start, ending with warm to hot peaks|
|Picking date||5th February|
|Grape sugar||22.5 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.25|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crush, pressed, settled in horizontal stainless steel tanks and fermented in 228 L French oak barrels.|
|Wood maturation||10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, balance in 3rd/4th fill|
|Battonage||Barrels stirred every two weeks.|
|Second Fermentation||100% of the bottling completed malolactic fermentation in barrel|
|Residual Sugar||2.3 g/l|
|Total acid||6.2 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.13% by volume|
|Maturation||Drinking well now|
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