Eikendal "Janina" Unwooded Chardonnay 2009

Eikendal "Janina" Unwooded Chardonnay 2009

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 : Henry Kotze
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.6 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.