Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chardonnay 2009

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chardonnay 2009

An elegant, smooth, well balanced wine with fine citrus, ripe apple and lemon flavours. The extensive lees contact resulted in this wine's long, ripe and lingering aftertaste.

Serve chilled, can be enjoyed with a wide variety of dishes for example any seafood, pasta, chicken or salads.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Johan Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine is ready to be enjoyed now, but can be matured for a further 2 years in the bottle.

in the vineyard : The grapes, coming from Stellenbosch and Robertson regions, were picked early in the morning to ensure a balance of citrus, mango fruit. The high altitudes and south western facing slopes from Stellenbosch provided a good growing climate for the vines.

about the harvest: The low yield bearing (6 t/ha) were harvested early in the morning to ensure excellent cultivar fruit flavours.

in the cellar : After harvesting the two blocks at full ripeness, the juice was left in contact with the skins for an extended period. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and was followed by four months of lees contact before the final blend was composed. Stellenbosch, the dominant volume were blended after fermentation with 40% of the Robertson Chardonnay wine.