Backsberg Sonop Chardonnay 2017 DISCONTINUED

Backsberg Sonop Chardonnay 2017 DISCONTINUED

Classical Chardonnay aromas of citrus and tropical fruit are complemented by subtle notes of marzipan and vanilla pod, derived from careful maturation in French oak barriques. Expect a creamy texture and persistent finish.

Pair with creamy and spicy dishes. This wine complements both white and delicately prepared red meats. The Connoisseurs choice.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.71 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


2020 John Platter - 86 Points
2019 John Platter - 86 Points

ageing : Could age well for up to 12 years.

in the vineyard : Low-yielding, older vines - grown in weathered granite and Oak leaf soils on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain - provide a finely structured backbone for this interesting and classical Chardonnay.

in the cellar : Small quantities of very ripe fruit are selected and then fermented in 225ℓ French oak barrels. The warm fermentation lasts only a few days, where-after malolactic fermentation occurs naturally.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale