CWG

2008 Chardonnay Reserve

Description

2008 Chardonnay Reserve

Variety

100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

Harvest Date

Winemaking

Crushing and pressing of this special selection of grapes from the Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard took place immediately after de-stemming. The juice was barrel fermented in traditional 228 litre French oak barriques using natural yeast from the vineyard. Twelve    months oak maturation and regular barrel rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character has added complexity to this wine especially made for the CWG auction.

Tasting Notes

This reserve Chardonnay has intense, minerally, lemon/lime flavours with hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced toasty oak integrates well with the tropical fruit finish.

Analysis

Alc: 13.5%, TA: 6.1 g/l, pH: 3.32, RS: 4.1g/l

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Awards

Received 4 ½ stars in the 2011 Platter’s South African Wine Guide