Buitenverwachting Wines
Chardonnay 2011
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly on S-NE facing slopes
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 3-23 years
Irrigation: None dry land with high natural rainfall (780mm /YR)
Vinification: Barrel maturation for 10 months. All juices were feremented and malo-lactic fermentation completed in barrique.
Barrique: 512 months 100 % New French from Dargaud & Jaegle, Taransaud and Francois Freres. All barrels are made from French Allier forest wood (tight grain) with a medium to long, slow toasting.
Bottling date: 10th December 2011
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Res. Sugar: 2.4 g/l
Total acidity: 6.1 g/l
pH: 3,31
Total SO2: 134 mg/l
Comments: This full bodied, rich Chardonnay offers a powerful citrus-marmalade and steely backbone. Classic toasty and butterscotch-like characters with mineral undertones. Good balance of oak followed with abundant fruit.
Aging potential of 7-10 yrs.