Seaward Chardonnay
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Seaward Chardonnay

Made with grapes handpicked from the breezy Tygerberg Hills, this Chardonnay is as elegant as it is versatile: the perfect accompaniment for fireside reading, sweltering poolside afternoons or sophisticated dinner parties. Being lightly wooded, its citrus-dominated flavours are rounded out by creamy vanilla; the oak offers structure without being overbearing. Serve with garlicky mussels, parmesan mushroom pasta, roast pork or butternut soup.

AWARDS:
Veritas Wine Awards 2020 - Gold

WINEMAKER:
Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN:
Cape Town – Tygerberg Hills

TERROIR / SOIL:
Southwest facing vineyards from the cool Tygerberg Hills close to Cape town with oakleaf soils and proximity to the ocean of 16km.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dryland, semi-trellised vines with an average age of 15 years yielded the grapes for this wine. Moderate summer with low night temperatures. Cold winter.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-harvested between 22.5 and 23.5° Balling. The grapes were cooled down at the cellar before crushing. Skin contact was allowed for 4 hours at 10°C. Only free-run juice drained by gravity was used for fermentation. 80% of blend fermented in Stainless steel tank and 20% fermented in older French oak barrels. After fermentation, the wine rest on its lees for 6 months. The oak component was blended with the stainless-steel fermented wine prior to bottling.

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 13.85 % vol
TA: 5.96 g/L
RS: 5 g/L
pH: 3.28

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