Stellenrust Chardonnay 2011

Stellenrust Chardonnay 2011

The nose shows ripe citrus fruit with some almond. The palate more concentrated with stronger nut flavours, some peach notes, but also a lingering tropicality to it.

This Chardonnay will complement spicy Thai grill vegetables or even a well matured cheddar cheese on Melba toast with honey dumplings.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Tertius Boshoff
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.9 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.2  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Gold Medal

in the vineyard : 16 year old trellised vines from our Bottelary property.

about the harvest: Chardonnay grapes are harvested at between 22 to 23° Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes are crushed and the juice allowed skin contact for up to 8 hours. The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks 90% and 10% 4th fill French oak barrels without proper settling  with wild yeasts. The juice is stirred often during fermentation to lift the lees, but also for some time after fermentation.

It is left 4 months after fermentation on the primary lees.

Time spent on lees: 3 - 4 months

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