Sutherland Chardonnay 2020
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 13.4 t/ha|
|Vintage||One of the earliest and quickest harvests we have had at our Sutherland Vineyards. Slow ripening and then sudden surge in ripening with the ensuing rush to get vineyards picked at what we believe to be optimum ripeness.|
|Picking date||5th - 19th February 2020|
|Grape sugar||22.1 - 22.8°B|
|Acidity||6.1 - 7.6 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.2 - 3.3|
|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||2.2 g/l|
|Total acid||6.4 g/l|
The Current Range
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