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Chardonnay
Cultivar:
100% Chardonnay

Soil Type:
Rich loamy river sediment

Age of Vines:
8 years

Viticulture practice:
Trellised. Controlled irrigation. Harvest control. Summer
pruning.

Yield per Hectare:

7 tons

Time of Harvest:

February 2006

Vinification Details:

Only healthy optimum ripened grapes, hand harvested at
night, to ensure the flavours is intact, de stemmed only
right into tanks by gravity to keep the whole berries,
cooled down to 5ºC and kept on the skins for 48 hours.
The free run juice is then drawn off by gravity and the
clear juice gets fermented with specially selected yeast.
Bottling is done cold to keep all the flavours intact.

Wood ageing:

3 Months selected French oak
Bottling date:

August 2006
Maturation Potential:

2 to 3 years

Winemaker’s notes:

A full ripe, concentrated wine with beautiful tropical fruit
favours with citrus and sweet melon and hints of butter.
Enjoyed with seafood, and spicy foods.

Analysis:

Alc:
TA:
pH
R.S:
14.5
6.6
3.34
2.2

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