Elgin Vintners Chardonnay 2009

Elgin Vintners Chardonnay 2009

This Chardonnay displays alluring aromas of fresh lemon, lime and apple blossom on the nose. The palate reveals a wonderful minerality, with layers of complexity enhanced by subtle nuances of wood.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Elgin Vintners
winemaker : Kevin Grant
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.94 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 7.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

International Wine Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal
IWSC 2010 Silver Best in Class
Bronze Medal - Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Commented - International Wine Challenge 2010

ageing : This wine drinks beautifully now but has great maturation potential.

in the vineyard :  This VSP trellised single vineyard shows perfect balance, the secret to wine quality. Clone CY96 on 101-14 Mgt rootstock.

about the harvest: Harvest date: 20th March 2009

in the cellar : A minimalist, non-interventionist winemaking approach was adopted in the same tradition of the Burgundian Chardonnays. The wine is 100% barrel fermented and carefully matured in specially selected small French oak barriques, of which one third were new, sourced exclusively from Burgundian coopers. Only 30% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. Fortnightly batonnage was employed throughout the 10 month maturation period before being prepared for bottling in January 2010.

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