Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2005

Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2005

Lemon, ripe orange, honey and butter flavours with subtle toasted oak spice.

Smoked salmon, shellfish with rich sauces, pork, chicken with creamy sauces.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Wilhelm van Rooyen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.47 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 4.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Peak from 2 years, enjoy up to 5 years.

in the vineyard : 2 hectares located next to the river grown in sandy soils. Low yield of 6 tons/ha.

about the harvest: Chardonnay grapes from Rickety Bridge were harvested by hand on 4 February 2005 at 24° B.

in the cellar : Fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks with D47 yeast, after settling and racking. When the first signs of fermentation were noticed, juice was transferred to small barrels 12% new and 78% older French oak. Must was fermented at 14° - 17° C. Lees were stirred up twice daily for 12 weeks after which the wine was racked, returned to barrel and stored at 14° C. The wine was racked on a further 2 occasions with a barrel maturation time of 12 months.

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