Waterford Estate Chardonnay 'Single Vineyard' 2014

Waterford Estate Chardonnay 'Single Vineyard' 2014

A brilliant yellow colour with a green hue is very characteristic of this single vineyard Chardonnay. Aromatics of peach pip and lemon zest, as well as soft coconut husk and nutmeg notes from the gentle oak usage can be found. The vintage produced a slightly fuller Chardonnay to others due to an overall warmer season. The age of these vines proves to still produce lovely restraint, tightly structured wines which will benefit from time spent in bottle.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.51 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 4.9 g/l  so2 : 81 mg/l  fso2 : 28 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : A classic vintage for whites wines which will see this wine age very well.

in the vineyard : 
Vineyard: Planted 1988, Clone CY03 Chardonnay

in the cellar : Yeast: CY3079, D49, 50% Natural fermentation
Barrel Ageing: 8 months in a combination of 500L, 300L and 228L French oak, 26% new oak
Fermentation: Barrel fermented and aged

Bottling date: January 2015
Production: 3000 cases