Sutherland Unwooded Chardonnay 2015

Fresh and zesty, this unwooded style of Chardonnay has amazing citrus aromas, a touch of creamy peach on the palate and a beautiful long finish.

Maturation

Drinking well, and will develop for 4 more years.

Food Pairing

Al Fresco dining, chicken salads and seafood dishes.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Chardonnay – Clones CY 270, CY 548A, CY 95/96 and 277D
Root stock Richter 110 and 101 – 14 Mgt
Soil type Tukulu
Age of vines Planted August 2004
Plant density 2300 – 2500 vines/ha
Trellising 7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires
Pruning Spur pruning
Yield 10.1 t/ha
Irrigation Drip irrigation
Vintage The earliest recorded harvest in Sutherland history! Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
Picking date 30th January - 3 February 2015
Grape sugar 22.45 °B
Acidity 6.85 g/l
pH at harvest 3.26
Yeasts D522
Fermentation temp 19 °C
Method Crushed, de-stalked and pressed into stainless steel tank for fermentation. Left on the lees for 4 months prior to bottling.
Residual sugar 2.0 g/l
pH 3.40
Total acid 6.1 g/l
Alcohol 13.5%
Production 3600 bottles
Maturation 2015 – 2018

Fresh and zesty, this unwooded style of Chardonnay has amazing citrus aromas, a touch of creamy peach on the palate and a beautiful long finish.

All vintages:

2017, 2015