Buitenverwachting Wines
Chardonnay 2012
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly on S-NE facing slopes
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 8 years
Irrigation: None dry land with high
natural rainfall
Vinification: Combination of whole bunch pressing and 24 hours skin contact.100% in French barrique Barrel maturation for a period of 11 months.
Barrique: 100 % first fill 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: 27th January 2012
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Res. Sugar: 3.6 g/l
Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
pH: 3,19
Total SO2: 100 ppm
Comments: This full bodied, rich Chardonnay offers a powerful citrus and steely backbone. Classic toasty and butterscotch-like characters with mineral undertones. Good balance of oak followed with abundant fruit.