Kleine Draken Chardonnay 2013 DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 11.85 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 1.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Free SO2 - 31 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry


Accolades


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

pSoups, lightly flavoured casseroles, poultry and veal./p


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: 25 February 2013
Yield: 8 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 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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