Winter’s Drift Chardonnay 2012

Winter’s Drift Chardonnay 2012

Prijs: €12,95

Tasting Notes

Colour: Pale straw colour with a hint of green.

Nose: A voluptuous nose displaying lemon rind and butter with softer vanilla, smokiness and peach in the background. The complexity confirms the quality of the wine.

Palate: The mouth feel is wide and soft. Acidity gently pierces theaftertaste to provide freshness.

Food: Will pair with a variety of white meat, fish and vegetable dishes.

Ageing: Will age splendidly over the next three to four years.

Vinivication: 50% of the final blend was fermented in stainless steel tanks. The must was inoculated with selected yeast and fermentation took place at low and constant temperatures. The other 50% fermented in French Oak barrels. This component was not inoculated; natural fermentation took place over a period of 9 months. This part of the blend went through Malolactic fermentation. After 6 months a little part of the wooded chardonnay went to the stainless steel tank for optimum integration...the rest stayed in the barrels for 10 months.

Viticulture: The Chardonnay vineyards have a (cooler) south facing aspect, and are 295m above sea level. Planted with a vine spacing of 2.5m x 1.5m in deep red/yellow soils with high water retention capacity, but very well drained.

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