Lanzerac Mrs English 2013

Lanzerac Mrs English 2013

The Lanzerac Mrs. English is a limited selection of the finest Chardonnay barrels of the particular year. The 2013 vintage is a complex wine with abundance citrus flavour on the nose, a full palate and lingering aftertaste. Great care is taken during the blending process to ensure a wine with impeccable balance, character, poise and deliverance.

Steak Béarnaise, Guinea Fowl, Wild Mushrooms, Sea Bass with Fennel Puree, Pumpkin Ravioli, Foie Gras

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Wynand Lategan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.91 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

New release.

ageing : Optimum Drinkability: 2023 - 2025

in the vineyard : The Chardonnay grapes for the Mrs. English comes from a single vineyard 0.78 hectares in size and 375 meters above sea level. In 2013 the age of the vines was 18 years and the crop yield was 7.7 tons/ha.

about the harvest: All harvesting and pruning is done by hand. Extreme care is taken not to damage grapes and only healthy grapes are picked.

The grapes were picked at 23° Balling with whole bunches crushed without prior destemming to ensure a prominent fruit character as well as a well-rounded wine.

in the cellar : 

After pressing, the juice was settled in stainless-steel tanks for 48 hours at 12-14°C before the clear juice was racked to French oak barrels. Each barrel was inoculated with different yeast strains. A third of the wine was fermented with natural yeast. This ensures a ‘softer’ wine with complexity. The barrels used on the Chardonnay were 50% new and 50% 2nd fill. After fermentation in the barrels, the wine spent 8 months on the lees with regular batonage. The wine was sulphured and left to mature in the barrels for eleven months. Batonage was done every week for 8 months.

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