Sutherland Chardonnay 2018 (6/case) (R154/BOTTLE)

Sutherland Chardonnay 2018 (6/case) (R154/BOTTLE)

Regular price R 924.00 Sale

This wine shows pure citrus fruit, creamy oak and a touch of savouriness on the palate with a lovely fresh finish. Showing surprising complexity for such a young wine and will age gracefully.

MATURATION Drinking well, and will develop for 4 more years.

FOOD PAIRING Mild risottos, chicken salads and seafood dishes.

VITICULTURAL PRACTICES

Varietal Chardonnay – Clones CY 270, CY 548A, CY 95/96 and 277D

Root stock Richter 110 and 101 – 14

Mgt Soil type Tukulu

Age of vines Planted August 2004

Plant density 2300 – 2500 vines/ha

Trellising 7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires

Pruning Spur pruning

Yield Approximately 12.8 t/ha

Irrigation Drip irrigation

Vintage The earliest recorded harvest in Sutherland history! Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.

Picking date 30th January – 2nd February 2015

Grape sugar 22.0 – 22.6 °B

Acidity 6.16 – 7.29 g/l

pH at harvest 3.35

WINEMAKING PRACTICES

Yeasts Davis 522

Fermentation temp 19 °C

Method Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 228 L French oak barrels.

The wine spends 10 months on its gross fermentation lees, with the lees being stirred on a regular basis.

WINE DETAILS

Residual sugar 1.87 g/l

pH 3.27

Total acid 6.85 g/l

Alcohol 13.5%

Maturation 2016 – 2021

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

This wine shows pure citrus fruit, creamy oak and a touch of savouriness on the palate with a lovely fresh finish. Showing surprising complexity for such a young wine and will age gracefully.