ARENDSIG CHARDONNAY 2017
This Chardonnay is made from a single vineyard planted in Block: A15 on calcareous, loam and Karoo shale soil. The vineyard is located between Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range, East facing slope above the banks of the Breede River, South in the Robertson Wine Valley, Wakkerstroom Wes, R317, Arendsig Farm. The Macro climate is Mediterranean, Meso-climate is influenced by everyday South Eastern breeze during summer, morning fog in winter, big variation in day & night temperatures in summer, Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range and Breede River.
This single vineyard wine is made with minimal interference throughout the vilification. During fermentation, natural yeasts are used and not enzymes. Maturation takes place in neutral vessels to bring through the unique vineyard character. Due to minimal interference through vilification, sediment may occur. Maturation takes place in 2 x 5000L French oak, fourth fill, Foudrè casks for 10 months on the lees.
Ph: 3.0; TA: 7.6; Vol: 13.77%; VSO2: 17 mg/l; TSO2: 84 mg/l; RS: 3.1 g/l
Nose: Citrus, green apple, with hints of tropical tones
Palate: Fresh mineral, rich, round, long lingering mouthfeel