Kleine Draken Natural Sweet White 2009

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 9.75 %vol
pH - 3.39
RS - 39.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Free SO2 - 40 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Sweet
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

Colour: Brilliant light straw.
Nose: Tropical flavours on the nose.
Palate: Good balance between sugar and acidity. Fruity with long aftertaste.

Blend Information

35% Chardonnay, 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Weisser Riesling

Food Suggestions

Will complement chicken and pasta dishes.

In The Vineyard

Irrigation: Overhead
Trellis System: extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

About The Harvest

Type: Handpicked
Date: 30 January, 13 & 24 February 2009
Yield: 8 tons / ha

In The Cellar

The different varieties were picked and fermented separately. It was blended just before bottling to create a fruity, easy drinking natural sweet wine with a lower alcohol of 9%. The wine received a light filtration prior to bottling.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kleine Draken Natural Sweet White NV Jean van Rooyen Riesling
Kleine Draken Natural Sweet White 2010 Jean van Rooyen Sauvignon Blanc
Kleine Draken Natural Sweet White 2009 Jean van Rooyen Chardonnay

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