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Bartinney Chardonnay 2015

R158.00

Tasting Notes

Our Chardonnay displays a bouquet of lifted apricot blossom, lemon and suggestions of biscuity oak. The palate shows prominent pineapple and yellow fruit characters, interlaced with chalky acidity. This wine is creamy and nutty with a soft refined palate and finishes with great intensity.

Harvest and Winemaking Information

The grapes were hand picked early to mid February. The bunches were crushed and destemmed before pressing began. Only the free run juice was inoculated with cultivated yeast cultures and fermentation commenced in barrels. The wine underwent spontaneous partial Malolactic fermentation. 34% new French oak and 66% second and third fill Barrels were used. The wine underwent maturation for approximately 12 months in wood before racking, blending and bottling. Total of 10 200 bottles were produced.

*Minimum orders of 6 bottles (one case) are required.

Soil Oakleaf and Tukulu
Aspect North to North East
Elevations 400 m-550 m above sea level
Total Hectare 2.96 ha
Rootstock Richter 99
Alcohol

13.5%

Residual Sugar

2.5 g/l

Total Acidity

6.1 g/l

pH

3.4

Wine of Origin

Banghoek, Stellenbosch

Winemaker

Ronell Wiid

Release Date

1 July 2016

Try pairing with creamy prawn and saffron tagliatelle or poached salmon with caper butter sauce. Drink now or keep for 3 to 5 years.