Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay 2011

Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay 2011

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 : 13.48 % vol  rs : 4.7 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Very Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  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.br /

in the vineyard : 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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