Eikendal "Janina" Unwooded Chardonnay 2010

Eikendal "Janina" Unwooded Chardonnay 2010

The Eikendal Janina is an unwooded Chardonnay and is a fresh, easy drinking white. On the nose it has subtle citrus, pineapple and peach flavours, with lovely crisp green apple. The fruit flavours follow through on to the palate, with rich and generous citrus and peach finish. The Chardonnay has a great mouth feel, and long, lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy with yellow tail fish on the fire, mushroom and citrus risotto, grilled pork belly or just on its own.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.7 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : This wine is drinking well now, and can by enjoyed two to three years after vintage.

in the vineyard : These vineyards have a north east aspect and are up to 170m above sea level, grown in the Peroldt five-wire trellising system on Duplex Alluvial and Estcourt soils. The Janina vineyards are from the younger Chardonnay blocks and compose about 4 hectares of the total of 55 planted.

about the harvest: 2009 was a stellar vintage for white wines, with a cold and wet winter in 2008 and a moderate spring and dryer summer leading up the harvest.