LE ROUX EN FOURIE CHARDONNAY WHITE WINE 2012
This vine has a yield of 50 hl/ha, planted on clay soil with limestone deposits. The vineyard is situated at the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains resides Le Roux & Fourie Vignerons on Buitenstekloof farm. If you’re looking for distinctiveness, look at the smallish, almost round circles of brighter green vegetation on the slopes where the soil composition sustains a species you will find nowhere else in the world. This is totally unique terroir. There is one such species that is only found on the farm, duly noted by Prof. van Jaarsveld, Cape Town Botanical Gardens (for purposes of plant poaching, the name is left out). It is a combination of perseverance, passion and terroir that compels the Fourie brothers to craft extraordinarily unique wines.
These grapes are handpicking and sorted. No barrel aging – unwooded. Fermentation takes place for 14 days at 23⁰C. Yeast used – Zymaflore
Residual Sugar 2.0 g/l pH 3.3 Alcohol 13.5 % Total Acid 5.3 g/l Free SO2 39 mg/l
This unwooded boutique style 2012 Chardonnay is uncluttered and delightfully fresh with a nose of red skin apple, white peach, white guava, and asparagus. Wine can be stored for up to 6 years.
The subtropical flavors of ripe peach, apricot, guava pairs well with soup, chicken dishes, cheese and olives.
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