Diemersdal Chardonnay Unwooded 2009

Diemersdal Chardonnay Unwooded 2009

This fashionable wine balances concentrated spicy aromas with fresh fruit flavours. The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas. Nuance of limes on the palate combine to offer you a delicious, flavourful wine with a creamy taste and a lingering aftertaste.

Pair with Light creamy dishes and seafood.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.25 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.12  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2008: 3 Stars - Platters' Wine Guide 2009
2008: Gold - AWC Vienna International WIne Challenge - 2008

in the vineyard : Terrior
Slope: South-east facing slopes
Soil: Scali and Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Yield: 5 t/ha
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 19 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Crushed and destemed. Skin contact of 12 hours, pressed and settled for 24 hours. Racked and inoculated with combination of D47/CY 3079/EC118-yeast. 3 weeks alcoholic fermentation temperature controlled at 14 - 16°C.

Post fermentation lees contact of 4 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth-feel and concentration.

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