Eikendal Chardonnay 2008 (Wooded)

Eikendal Chardonnay 2008 (Wooded)

The Eikendal Chardonnay a serious and elegantly crafted wine.
On the nose it has subtle oak aromas, and prominent lemon,
peach flavours, with lovely crisp mineral notes. The fruit flavours
follow through on to the palate, with a rich and generous citrus
finish. The Chardonnay has a great mouth feel, and long, lingering
aftertaste. The fine complexity added by oak maturation has
created a wine of distinction.

Enjoy with lightly grilled salmon,roast fowl, or just on its own.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Henry Kotze
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.49 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.8 g/l  so2 : 136 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine is drinking well now, and can by enjoyed two to three
years and more after vintage.

in the vineyard : These vineyards have a north east aspect and are up to 170m
above sea level, about 8.5 km from the coast, grown in the Peroldt
five-wire trellising system on Duplex Alluvial and Estcourt soils.
These vineyards are from some of the original vineyards planted
on the farm and compose about 6 hectares of the total of 55
planted.

about the harvest: 2008 was a moderately hot vintage for Stellenbosch, with cool,
constant temperatures and no rain during the critical ripening
periods.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Chardonnay