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Spioenkop ‘1900’ Chardonnay 2022


100% Chardonnay. Elgin WO

Pale lemon straw colour with a nose of white ripe stone fruit, melon, citrus and bruised apple with almond flavours from the wood. Some undertones of river stone and hay with a touch of white chocolate. On the palate, the layered complexity of tropical fruit and spices.

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Clones: 90% CY95, 10% CY548
Soil: rocky shale
Age of the vines: 15 years
Trellising: Guyot and VSP

Harvest: 21th of February 2022

Winemaking: Hand-picked grapes in small 18 kg boxes, one night in the cool store (10°C) and than destemmed and slightly crushed.
The grape-skins were slowly pressed in our stainless steel basket press (JLB 5). Spontenous fermentation French barrels (30% new) and 5% malolactic fermentation.

Maturation: 100% barrel fermented Chardonnay, 10 months on its nature fine lees and racked to a stainless steeltenk for another 2 months before bottling.

Bottled: 17th of January 2023

Alcohol: 13,38%
Total acid: 6,5 g/l
pH: 3,21
RS: 3,5 g/l







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