2017

Chardonnay

Aroma's of white peach and citrus, with floral, flint and hazelnut influences. Palate is framed by youthful acidity, with harmonious fruit and oak balance. Finishes with subtle toasted almond and baked bread after flavours.

VARIETAL

100% Chardonnay

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

Appellation

Carrol Boyes Sketchbook Chardonnay

VINTAGE

2017

Profile

Dry

ALCOHOL

13%

VOLUME

750 ml

pH

3.4

TA

5.3

Rs

1.9

Wine specs

Tasting notes

Tasting note: Aroma’s of white peach and citrus, with floral, flint and hazelnut influences. Palate is framed by youthful acidity, with harmonious fruit and oak balance. Finishes with subtle toasted almond and baked bread after flavours.

Food suggestion: Ideal with pan-fried salmon & Thai-food.

Wine specs

In The Vineyard

Vintage character together with site specific expression is the key to this Chardonnay. Grapes were selected from one exceptional cool-climate vineyard block in the Faure area of Stellenbosch with well drained soils and a naturally low yield.

Wine specs

The Harvest

Long cool ripening season that allowed full varietal flavour formation in our Chardonnay with great analysis for expressive wines with potential. Grapes were hand harvested at an average ripeness of between 23.5° and 24° with bunch selection from the vineyard stage.

Wine specs

In The Cellar

After cold-settling the wine was transferred to barrels where fermentation was completed. The wine was matured in French oak for 10 months in second and third fill French oak.. During this time the lees was stirred monthly to enhance the mouth-feel of the wine.

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