Spier Seaward Chardonnay
Top 100 SA Wines 2019 – Double Gold
Cape Town – Tygerberg Hills
TERROIR / SOIL:
Southwest facing vineyards from the cool Tygerberg Hills close to Cape town with oakleaf soils and a proximity to the ocean of 16km.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dryland, semi-trellised vines with an average age of 15 years yielded the grapes for this wine.
Average temperature as follows:
Moderate summer with low night temperatures. Cold winter.
Grapes were hand-harvested between 22.5 and 23.5° Balling. The grapes where cooled down at cellar before crushing. Skin contact was allowed for 4 hours at 10°C. Only free-run juice drained by gravity was used for fermentation. 80% of blend fermented in Stainless steel tank and 20% fermented in older French oak barrels. After fermentation, the wine rest on its lees for 6 months. The oak component was blended with the stainless-steel fermented wine prior to bottling.
Alc: 13.85 % vol
TA: 5.96 g/L
RS: 5 g/L
Lemon yellow in color.
Aromas of ruby grapefruit, mango, citrus with undertones of raw almonds. The creamy palate offers a fresh citrus and nectarine with well-integrated vanilla on the finish.
Enjoy with pork chops, roast chicken or creamy mushroom pasta.