Diemersdal Chardonnay Unwooded 2013

Diemersdal Chardonnay Unwooded 2013

This fashionable wine balances concentrated spicy aromas with fresh fruit flavours. The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas. Nuance of limes on the palate combine to offer you a delicious, flavourful wine with a creamy taste and lingering aftertaste.

Pair with Light creamy dishes and seafood.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.49 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2013 vintage: Grand d'Or - Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA
2010 vintage: Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards
2009 vintage: 4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2010
2008 vintage: Gold Medal - AWC Vienna International Wine Awards 2008

in the vineyard : Terrior
Slope: South-east facing slopes
Soil: Scali and Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 20 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were night harvested at full ripeness.
Yield: 5t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology:
Crushed and de-stemmed. Skin contact of 6 hours, pressed and settled for 12 hours. Racked and inoculated with combination of D47/CY3079/EC118 yeast. Three weeks' alcoholic fermentation, temperature controlled at 14° - 16º C.

Maturation:
Post fermentation lees contact of 4 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth feel and concentration.

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