Buitenverwachting Wines
Chardonnay 2015
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly on S-NE facing slopes
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 12 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 10 months.
Barrique: 50% 1st fill and 50% 2nd fill from Dargaud & Jaegle, Taransaud and Francois Freres. All barrels are made from French Never forest wood (tight grain) with a medium to long, slow toasting.
Bottling date: January 2016
Alcohol: 14.72 %
Res. Sugar: 2.5 g/l
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
pH: 3,4
Total SO2: 119 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.