Vriesenhof Chardonnay 2011

Vriesenhof Chardonnay 2011

The wine has clean, crisp aromas of lemon/lime and grapefruit, with a strong undertone of tropical fruit. On the palate the wine is crisp green apple and lime with a full yeasty flavour on the mid-palate. A lingering minerality on the aftertaste gives a strong counter to the smooth mouth feel.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Jan "Boland" Coetzee
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.99 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Situation: South West
Altitude: 180 m
Distance from sea: 8km
Soil type: Clovelly
Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 4 - 8 years
Trellising: 5D Hedge
Pruning: Short bearers
Irrigation: Supplement irrigation

in the cellar : Bunches are pressed whole and the juice is left for about 12 to 24 hour for it to settle. With start of fermentation, the wine is transferred to 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels where it matured for 10 months.

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