2018 Vinography Chardonnay
- Case (Member)
- South Africa
- Walker Bay
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Embark on a journey of cool climate finesse delivered with a spectacle of citrus and tropical fruit. All these nuances are delicately introduced as the wine warms up bringing ginger, hazelnut, lemon-curd, loquat, lemon verbena to the fore. Great tension conveys its superb longevity that will bring more layers of aromas to life with age.
- Winemaking Notes
Picked at optimal ripeness, the grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. After settling out some solids, the juice was transferred to barrel at the desired turbidity levels. Indigenous yeast strains were allowed for alcoholic fermentation to enhance aromatics and mouthfeel. Batonaged for the first two months, the wine was left to mature on its lees for the entire maturation period. To preserve freshness and vibrant fruit, it didn’t undergo secondary malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: 11 Months | Oak: 100% new French oak | Production: 400 bottles
- Growing Conditions
Vinography encapsulates the spirit of our cool climate where the ocean meets ancient soils. This range represents a journal kept by both nature and winemakers on the Benguela Cove Wine Estate and highlights the unique characteristics of a single vineyard that became instrumental in shaping the wine. These special parcels were then diarised in a bottle to recall every detail from vineyard to cellar.
Soil: weathered shale | Slope: west facing | Clone: CY 277 | Planted: 2006 | Ha: 1.77
- Food Pairing
Serving temp: 10 - 12 C | Cellaring potential: Enjoy up to 6 years from vintage.
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