Sutherland Chardonnay Reserve 2016

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South African Customers:
R300.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

International Customers:
$18.52 per bottle

  • EUR 15.83
  • GBP 13.98
  • USD 18.52
 

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.

Maturation

Potential to develop beautifully over the next 4 years.

Food Pairing

Forest mushroom risotto topped with truffle oil and parmesan.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Chardonnay
Root stock Richter 110
Soil type Tukulu
Age of vines Planted 2004
Plant density 2315 vines per ha
Trellising 7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.
Yield 10 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip Vintage
Vintage Moderate summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
Picking date 11 February 2016
Grape sugar 22.5 °B
Acidity 6.67 g/l
pH at harvest 3.36
Yeasts D522 (Lalvin M)
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 1.90 g/l
pH 3.21
Total acidity 6.15 g/l
Alcohol 13.17%
Maturation Enjoy now through to 2022

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.

All vintages:

2016