Buitenverwachting Wines
Chardonnay 2016
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly on NE facing slopes
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 4 - 12 years
Irrigation: None – dry land with high
natural rainfall (780mm /YR)
Vinification: 3-Way Vinification, 100% in French Oak Barrels for fermentation & maturation for a period of 10 months.
Barrique: 20% New, 30% 2nd; 30% 3rd;
20% 4th
Bottling date: 9 February 2017
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Res. Sugar: 3.2 g/l
Total acidity: 5.1 g/l
pH: 3,44
Total SO2: 157 ppm
Comments: This full bodied, rich Chardonnay offers a powerful citrus, giving it great elegance, with flintstone on the nose, mineral undertones and good balance giving the wine a wonderful lingering finish.