De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2006

De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2006

International Wine And Spirit Competition 2007 - Bronze Medal
Chardonnay du Monde 2007 - Bronze Medal
Winpac Competition 2007 Hong Kong - Bronze Medal
Steve Tanzers (USA) Ratings - March 2007 87/100
Wine Spectator 2007 - 88 Points
Veritas 2006 - Bronze

An unwooded Chardonnay matured on the lees, producing a fresh, lemony flavoured wine with a yeasty nutty aftertaste.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Danie de Wet
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 6.5 g/l  so2 : 119 mg/l  fso2 : 54 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

International Wine And Spirit Competition 2007 - Bronze Medal
Winpac Competition 2007 Hong Kong - Bronze Medal
Chardonnay du Monde 2007 - Bronze Medal
Steve Tanzers (USA) Ratings - March 2007 87/100
Wine Spectator 2007 - 88 Points
Veritas 2006 - Bronze

ageing : Best within 2 years.

in the vineyard : Danie de Wet, present owner and winemaker of De Wetshof Estate, studied viticulture and cellar technology at Geisenheim, the famous German wine institute.
Danie pioneered the noble white varieties of Europe in South Africa and today the estate of 200 hectares specialises in superior white wines exclusively. Thus, De Wetshof, the first registered wine estate in the Robertson region, made South Africa’s first Chardonnay Superior, Sauvignon Blanc and Rhine Riesling Superior. Today Danie specialises in Chardonnay.

Soil Type: Gravel lime
Rootstock: Richter 99, 110 , 101/14
Age of the vines: 11 - 18 years
Vines per hectare: 4,000
Trellising style: 6 Wire fence system cordon with spur pruning
Tons per hectare yield: 8 Tons

about the harvest: The Bon Vallon Chardonnay is selected from specific clones.

in the cellar : The wine is tank fermented, after which it is left on the lees for a few months, being stirred weekly until bottling.
Barrel maturation: None

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