Credo Chardonnay 2012

Credo Chardonnay 2012

Pale gold with hints of green. Voluptuous body with aromas of buttered toast and crème brulee. Firm structure with a mélange of citrus, treacle toffee, melon and a hint of ginger. The finish is seamless and lingers long after the last drop.

This wine is best suited with rich chicken dishes. Well matured cheeses and fish curries.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Credo
winemaker : Bernard Claassen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.1 % vol  rs : 4.51 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 6.03 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine would be great to enjoy now, but could be enjoyed up to 3 years from vintage.

in the vineyard :  Vineyard/Yield: 6 tons / ha
Type of climate: Mediterranean
The fruit is sourced from vineyards in the Stellenbosch area.

about the harvest: Full ripe fruit was handpicked in the third week of February 2012.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented in 300 litre French oak barrels. The wine was kept on the primary lees for 8 months and batonage. Wine was then racked from primary lees and returned to the same 300 litre French oak barrels were it was aged for another 5 months (80% barrels was first fill and 20% was second fill). Barrel selection was done in order to select only the best barrels. Lightly filtered before bottling.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale


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