De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2008

De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2008

Bon Vallon is an unwooded Chardonnay exuding fresh green apple, peach and citrus aromas with zingy, mineral flavours lingering on the palate.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Danie de Wet
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.32 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 6.1 g/l  va : 0.29 g/l  so2 : 109 mg/l  fso2 : 46 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 Veritas Wine Awards  - Bronze Award

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 Bon Vallon Chardonnay is chosen from specific clones. The wine is tank fermented, after which it is left on the lees for a few months, being stirred weekly until bottling.

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