Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12.09 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 1.2 g/l
Total Acid - 4.9 g/l
Free SO2 - 18 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

Colour: Light straw
Nose: Buttery, vanilla and varietal typical.
Palate: Smooth well rounded and velvety dry white with a long finish.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

Soups, lightly flavoured casseroles, poultry and veal.

In The Vineyard

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

About The Harvest

Type: Hand-picked
Date: 16 February 2012
Yield: 7 tons / ha

In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was cooled to 16°C and then pressed in a membrane press at ± 1 bar. The free run juice was then treated with a pectolytic enzyme and allowed to settle overnight. The juice was inoculated with a chosen yeast strain and fermented dry on french oak staves and left for 3 months on the lees with the staves. The wine was then racked and stabilized and received a light filtration prior to bottling in May.


Other Vintages

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Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2013 DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT Jean van Rooyen Chardonnay
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Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2011 Jean van Rooyen Chardonnay
Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2010 Jean van Rooyen Chardonnay
Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2008 Jean van Rooyen Chardonnay
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Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2006 Neil Schnoor Chardonnay
Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2005 Neil Schnoor Chardonnay
Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2004 Neil Schnoor Chardonnay
Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2003 Niel Schnoor Chardonnay

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