Spier Private Collection Chardonnay
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Spier Private Collection Chardonnay

TASTING NOTE:
Expressive nose of citrus and lime, with subtle hints of nuttiness and vanilla. The aromas follow through to a rich and elegant palate.

SERVE WITH:
Grilled langoustines, a mussel hot pot or braised pork in sweet soy sauce.

APPEARANCE:
Lemon yellow in colour.

ANALYSIS:

Alc

13.77 % vol

TA

6.1 g/L

RS

4.2 g/L

pH

3.23


WINEMAKER: Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN: Western Cape

TERROIR / SOIL:
Soils of weathered granite, with some deposits of Malmesbury shale.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dryland, semi-trellised vines with an average age of 16 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The fruit was harvested from the first week to the end of February at a yield of 6 to 8 tonnes per hectare. The climate differs from maritime (close to the Atlantic Ocean) to Mediterranean (more inland).

WINEMAKING:
Grapes from four carefully selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested between 23° and 24.5°B early in the morning. After hand-sorting the grapes, skin contact was allowed for 6 hours at ±10°C. Only free-run juice drained by gravity was used for fermentation in 300-litre French oak barrels. Following fermentation, the wine was matured on the lees for 10 months. Only the finest barrels, of which 15% were new oak, were selected for blending and bottling.

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