Hazendal Chardonnay 2018

Hazendal Chardonnay 2018

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Grapes were hand-harvested in small crates in the early hours of the morning to keep the grapes cool and preserve flavours. To ensure the best grapes are used, each bunch is manually sorted and checked. The grapes are rolled off the stems, preventing the extraction of harsh unwanted phenolics. This is followed by a gentle press into stainless steel tanks. Settling takes place over 2 days and the clear juice is racked off to barrel for inoculation (fermentation with a selected yeast strain). The wines are racked and returned once during the ageing period. Each block is kept separate during the vinification and ageing process and the final blending takes place just before bottling. 30% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and 100% of the wine was matured in 500-litre French oak barrels (50% new oak, the remainder 2nd-fill). Bottled at 13%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: The nose is complex, yet subtle and refined. Floral notes of elderflower and citrus blossom are followed by pineapple, mango, Cape gooseberry, fresh nutmeg, almond, vanilla and honey.

Palate: A medium-bodied wine with a refreshing acidity. Buttery brioche precedes a fine and creamy texture.

Finish: An enduring and clean finish.


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Hazendal Chardonnay 2018