True to Terroir Chardonnay 2019
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True to Terroir Chardonnay 2019

WINEMAKER: Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN: Cape Town – Tygerberg Hills

TERROIR / SOIL:
Southwest-facing vineyards planted in oakleaf soils on the slopes of the cool Tygerberg Hills oakleaf soils 16km away from the ocean.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dryland, semi-trellised vines with an average age of 16 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The average temperature is moderate with low night temperatures following a cold winter.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-harvested between 22.5° and 23.5° Balling and then cooled down at the cellar and crushed. Skin contact lasted for 4 hours at 10°C. Only free-run juice drained by gravity was used for fermentation. 80% was fermented in stainless-steel tanks, the rest in old French oak barrels. The wine then spent 6 months on the lees. Prior to bottling, the oak component was blended with the stainless-steel fermented wine.

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 13.69% vol
TA: 6.3 g/L
RS: 5.2 g/L
pH: 3.35

APPEARANCE: Lemon yellow in colour.

TASTING NOTE:
Interesting but easygoing, this lightly wooded wine has aromas of grapefruit, mango and almond. Its creamy palate offers fresh citrus, nectarine intertwined with vanilla.

SERVE WITH:
Enjoy with a duck confit and naartjie salad, Kassler chops or mushroom tagliatelle.

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