ARENDSIG CHARDONNAY WHITE VEGAN WINE 2017
Arendsig (Eagle’s View) is a privately owned farm with its own vineyards and boutique cellar situated in the (southern part) foot hills of the Robertson Valley. It is in this beautiful valley that Lourens van der Westhuizen and his team hand-select grapes of the finest quality, from which he hand crafts his quality wines with its unique and distinct aroma, flavour and character.
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.
Spontaneously fermented & matured in concrete tank & Neutral French Oak barrels for 10 months
Ph: 3.0; TA: 7.6; Vol: 13.77%; VSO2: 17 mg/l; TSO2: 84 mg/l; RS: 3.1 g/l
Nose: Green & Yellow Citrus, Granny Smith Apple, with tropical fruit notes
Palate: Fresh mineral, zesty, rich, round, long lingering mouthfeel
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