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Stellenrust Chardonnay Wild Yeast Barrel Fermented 2018

Stellenrust Chardonnay Wild Yeast Barrel Fermented 2018
Stellenrust Chardonnay Wild Yeast Barrel Fermented 2018
The nose shows ripe citrus fruit with some toasted almond. The palate more concentrated with stronger nut flavours, some peach notes, but also a lingering mineral finish to it. Well judged oak preserves a butterscotch palate and promote a zesty acidity.
Technical Analysis
alc13.4
rs3.4
pH3.28
ta7.1
Wine Information
WinemakerTertius Boshoff
VarietyChardonnay
BlendPercent100% Chardonnay
FoodSuggest

This Chardonnay will complement spicy Thai grill vegetables or even well matured cheeses.

Ageing

The wine has zesty acidity for graceful bottle ageing.

Cellar

The grapes are crushed and the juice allowed skin contact for up to 8 hours without any sulphur additions. The hyperoxygenated juice is then taken to barrels without proper settling and allowed to ferment with wild yeasts. Fermentation can take up to 3 months to finish and the wine is often stirred to lift the lees after fermentation has completed.

The Chardonnay spends a total of 12 months in French barrels (30% new) on its gross lees giving the yeast cells chance to undergo autolysis to release more flavour and richness into the wine. 

Harvest

Chardonnay grapes are harvested at between 22 to 23° Balling.

Vineyard

Grapes for this wine are harvested from our highest altitude vineyards in the Bottelary Hills. Interestingly enough, it is also the only block of lime stone on any of our properties and our Grandfather decided many years ago to plant Chardonnay to this small patch of land.

Style
styleDry
typeWhite
Type
Kosher0
Organic0
Vegetarian0
Wooded1
Pack
ClosureCork
Pack Size750ml
Pack TypeBottle
  • Range: Stellenrust Super Premium Range
R212.50
R212.50 per bottle
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