Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Age Of Vineyards Planted:15 - 20 Years
Yield: 8 - 10 Tons Per Hectare
Sugar At Harvest: 24 B
Alcohol Strength: 13.68%
Total Acid: 6.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l
The grapes had 24 hour skin contact. Fermentation took place in steel tanks with the sugar at 16 B.
The wine was then racked into French wooden barrels: second and third fill barrels. The wine was kept on
the lees for 8 months. Stirring of the wine occurred once a week for the first month and there after
only once a month. The wine was then blended and bottled.
The influence of the French oak gives this wine an appealing round texture and great complexity. A lovely
harmony is formed by a hint of citrus and vanilla that makes an elegant wine. Lime gold colour indicates
some mature notes which are highlighted in a big, full nose where peach and citrus combine to give super
complexity. Big mouth packed with flavours including grapefruit, lime, lees. Vanilla and butterscotch give
crème bruleè characters. This wine is delicious with fish in a creamy sauce, sushi, Thai dishes, paté and
turkey. Drinkable now or over the next 2 to 3 years.
Silver - Chardonnay du Monde 2011
Michelangelo - Gold