2015 Paarl Wine Challenge - Bronze Winner for “Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2013”
Colour: Light straw.
Nose: Buttery, vanilla and varietal typical.
Palate: Smooth well rounded and velvety dry white with a long finish.
pSoups, lightly flavoured casseroles, poultry and veal./p
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains
Date: 25 February 2013
Yield: 8 tons / ha
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 allowed to settle overnight. The juice was inoculated with a selected 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.
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|Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2013 DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT||Jean van Rooyen||Chardonnay|