Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay 2010

Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay 2010

Colour: Clear green with flashes of gold.
Aroma: 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 : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.2 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Very Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 - Silver Medal

ageing : The wine is ready to drink now, but will develop further over the next two years.

in the vineyard :  The vineyards (Viticulturist: Eben Archer)
Planted in 1999, the vines are established in Tukulu soils, 105m 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 22° to 23° 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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