2018 Vinography Chardonnay

Retail
R550.00
Member
R467.50
Case
R3,300.00
Case (Member)
R2,805.00
Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2018
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

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

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