Sutherland Chardonnay 2019
This wine shows pure citrus fruit, creamy oak and a touch of savouriness on the palate with a lovely fresh finish. Showing surprising complexity for such a young wine and will age gracefully.
Mild risottos, chicken salads and seafood dishes.
|Varietal||Chardonnay – Clones CY 270, CY 548A, 96A & 277D|
|Root stock||Richter 110 and 101 – 14 Mgt|
|Soil type||Tukulu & Bokkeveld Shale|
|Age of vines||Planted August 2004|
|Plant density||2300 – 2500 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Yield||Approximately 12.8 t/ha|
|Vintage||Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||6th - 20th February 2019|
|pH at harvest||3.28|
|Method||Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 228 L French oak barrels. The wine spends 10 months on its gross fermentation lees, with the lees being stirred on a regular basis.|
|Wood Maturation||10 months in barrel. 30% new French oak, balance in older barrels.|
|Residual sugar||2.6 g/l|
|Total acid||6.5 g/l|
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