Marklew Chardonnay 2011

Marklew Chardonnay 2011

Marklew Chardonnay 2011

18 in stock

Marklew Chardonnay 2011

19,95 

18 in stock

750
SKU WC110200-2011 Categories ,
Winemaker :  Henri Warren
Main Variety :  Chardonnay
Alcohol :  13,4  %vol
pH :  3.49
RS :  2,4 g/l
Total Acid :  6,4 g/l
Yield :  5.2  ton/H
Appellation :  Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

Total Production:         930 x 6 cases

Our Chardonnay was hand picked and vinified from a selection of rows out of a top-performing dry land block of vineyard on the farm.

Soil:  Red Hutton

Slope Direction:  SE Facing

Age of Vineyard:  14 years old

Yield:  5.2 tons per hectare

Rootstock:  Richter 99

Grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed.  Alcoholic fermentation was done in a selection of  French 300 litre barrels where it matured for 10 months before bottling.

Oaking – 20% New French barrels, 80% 2nd and 3rd fill French barrels. Barrels were rolled once a week to add a buttery full bodied complexity.

Fermentation – grapes were barrel fermented at a low temperature to ensure fruit flavours on both nose and palate. MLF  was 100% completed on 50% of barrels. Wild yeast fermentation on a few barrels added to complexity.

The wine was lightly filtered before bottling and then labelled on the farm.

Wonderfully rich and indulgent with hints of citrus and butterscotch.

Chardonnay 2011 is drinking well now, but can be drunk  2-4 years after vintage. Food Pairing:  Fish (calamari, salmon), Sushi, Thai curry, soups

HENRI WARREN

Winemaker

http://www.marklew.co.za

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