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McGregor Chardonnay

The wine has a bright yellow/green colour complex flavour of butterscotch with a characteristic hint of citrus contribute to the full-ness and freshness of this wine.

R 45,00
Description
VINTAGE:
2016
APPELLATION: McGregor (in the Robertson Valley of South Africa.)
VINEYARD DETAIL: Four wires extended trellised vines grafted on predominantly Richer 110. Planted on deep red and yellow Karoo-soil. Vines are on average about 10 years old and well balanced on growth and yield. Controlled irrigation was given.
HARVEST INFORMATION:
Date:

First week of Febuary

Sugar:

23.5 °B

Type:

Machine & Hand

pH:

3.45

Yield: 13 Tons / Ha ; T.A:

5.8 g/l

VINIFICATION: Grapes were harvested in the morning. SO2 were added during picking to preserve flavour and prevent oxidation. Grapes were crushed and mash-cooled before draining. Free run juice was settled overnight. Clear juice was inoculated with selected yeast to initiate fermentation. After a period of cold fermentation and a short lees contact period, the wine was racked and prepared for bottling.
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:
Alc.: 13.80 %VOL Total Extract: 26.40 g/l
R.S.: 4.6 g/l Free SO2: 31 mg/l
T.A.: 6.2 g/l Total SO2: 118 mg/l
pH: 3.52 V.A.: 0.44 g/l
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: The wine has a bright yellow/green colour complex flavour of butterscotch with a characteristic hint of citrus contribute to the full-ness and freshness of this wine.
SERVED: A wonderful companion to shellfish, fish and chicken dishes.
Units in box: 6