De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2007

De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2007

2008 Decanter Awards - Bronze Medal
John Platter 2008 - 3 Stars
International Wine and Spirit Competition 2007 - Bronze Medal
Veritas 2007 - Silver

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 : 14.42 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 6.3 g/l  va : 0.37 g/l  so2 : 88 mg/l  fso2 : 31 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Wine Spectator - 87 Points
2008 Decanter Awards - Bronze Medal
John Platter 2008 - 3 Stars
Veritas 2007 - Silver
International Wine and Spirit Competition 2007 - Bronze Medal

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

about the harvest: The Bon Vallon Chardonnay is selected from specific clones.
Tons per hectare yield: 8 Tons

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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