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Rietvallei Estate Natural Chardonnay 2019

Rietvallei Estate Natural Chardonnay 2019

This is an elegant, fruity Chardonnay. The nose explodes with flavours of fresh citrus and orange blossom. The palate reveals green apple flavours and is full-bodied with a good balancing acidity and finishes with a lingering, yeasty aftertaste.

Pair with seafood, salads and poultry dishes. Serve chilled (7-10ºC).

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Kobus Burger
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.18 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 6.3 g/l  va : 0.55 g/l  so2 : 118 mg/l  fso2 : 32 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


2015 Michelangelo Awards - Silver
2015 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze
2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver

in the vineyard : The Chardonnay vines are planted on a southeast-facing slope in calcareous soil. The vines are all trellised and under micro irrigation and were established from 1983 to 1999.

about the harvest: The grapes are harvested by machine at optimum ripeness (23-24ºBalling) at the coldest part of the day, which is from 02:00 – 10:00 am in the morning.

in the cellar : In the cellar only the free-run juice is used and allowed to cold settle for two days. The clean juice is then racked and taken to the fermentation tanks where it is allowed to natural ferment (wild yeast) and the fermentation temperature controlled between 16-17 ºC. After fermentation, which takes about three weeks, the wine is left on the lees for at least six months, stirred weekly. This process of lease contact gives complexity and richness to the wine and is also known as the “Sur Lie” method. No oak is involved in the process of the making of this wine.

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