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Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2015

Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2015

Region:

Darling

Main Cultivar:

Chardonnay - Unwooded

Price Category:

R75-R100

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Tasting Notes

The wine has lovely citrus and lime tones on the nose. This vintage is made in a fresher, leaner style than before. The palate has a honeyed structure and the wines balanced acidity will have the wine ageing well in the bottle for a good year or two.

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Vinification

about the harvest The Chardonnay grows on the highest hill where the rolling morning mist brings damp conditions ideal to slow ripening, but which make it a challenge to keep the vines free of mildew and botrytis. Yield: 7t/ha in the cellar The unwooded style of Chardonnay is about maintaining freshness, therefore the grapes need to be kept at 14° - 18° C during the crush, skin contact period and fermentation. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasted 12 days. The wine spent 3 months on the lees before filtration and bottling. The average weight of the berries was much lighter than last year. This will definitely contribute to more structured and intense wines.

Technical Data

Alc%  RS    pH    TA    Free
SO2   
Total
SO2   
14 2.2 3.5 6.1