Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay 2009

Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay 2009

Colour: Clear green with flashes of gold.
Bouquet: Rich fragrance of lees and notes of pear and citrus.
Taste: Fresh, vibrant with rich layers of fruit and a crisp and lingering aftertaste.

Immensely food-friendly, it pairs exceptionally well with poultry, seafood and summer salads.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 6.76 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine is ready to drink now.

in the vineyard : Planted in 1999, the vines are established in Tukulu soils, 105 m above sea level on southerly slopes. They are grafted onto Richter 99 and Richter 110 rootstocks and trellised on a five-wire hedge system. It is seldom necessary to apply supplementary irrigation.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at the end of February at 23° to 24° Balling.

in the cellar : After crushing of the fruit, the juice was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks over 14 days between 13° and 15° C.

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