Springfield Estate Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2011

Springfield Estate Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2011

This unwooded Chardonnay, fermented with native yeast present in the vineyard, abounds with flavours of pineapple and pear drops. Deliciously complex in style!

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.6 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 7.88 g/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Sauvignon Blanc 22-year-old vines, clone SB242 on root stock Ramsey
Yield 6 t/ha

Terroir slope: Very gentle, southerly
Soil: 50% rock, 50% sand
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: South Easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Harvested at night in January 2013

in the cellar : Oenology:
Settled without enzymes at -3°C for 2-3 weeks
18 days fermentation
100 days lees contact
Racked only twice, under CO2
Stabilized at -3ºC for tartrates
80 g/hl Bentonite fining
Filtration not sterile: only 2.5 micron filtration prior to bottling on the estate