Plaisir de Merle Chardonnay 2005

Plaisir de Merle Chardonnay 2005

Colour: Light yellow straw colored tint.
Bouquet and Taste: Pronounced toasted vanilla wood flavours, roasted nuts and honey aromas with a combination of caramelised lemons and tropical fruit on the palate, which is balanced by subtle sweetness and toasted wood flavours. A well-integrated wine with an appealing flavour and a pleasant lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy on its own or with fish, white meats and salads.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Plaisir De Merle
winemaker : Niel Bester
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : The vineyards (viticulturist: Hannes van Rensburg)
Grapes were sourced from vineyards in Simondium. The vines, ranging from 10 to 18 years old, are situated between 360 m and 450 m above sea level on the south-eastern slopes of the Simonsberg.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at between 24.1° and 24. 5° Balling

in the cellar : The winemaking (winemaker: Niel Bester)
The grapes were fermented in 300 litre French oak barrels at approximately 22°C for seven to eight days. The wine then remained on the lees for a further 8 months. A combination of first fill (65%), second-fill (20%) and 15% third fill barrels were used.

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