2016 Blue Owl Chardonnay Unwooded 2016 2

Chardonnay 2016

Origin: Coastal Region

Farm location: Franschhoek

Winemaker: Van Zyl du Toit Grape varieties: 100 % Chardonnay Style of wine: Unwooded dry White Wine

Vinification:
After acquiring the farm next door, we found some of the most pristine (and old) chardonnay vineyards. Careful handling in the cellar, whole bunch pressing and fermentation with a bunch of selected yeast strains delivered a beautiful and rich yet fresh wine. Carefully monitored lees contact (sur lie) for 4 months added depth of flavour and character to this elegant wine.

Winemaker’s notes:
A fresh and zesty style of wine packed with winter melon flavours,apricot nuances and a citrus aftertaste. The palate is silky and smooth with great balance of fruit and finesse. Drink now or within the next 2 years.

Analysis:
Alcohol 13.2 % Residual Sugar 4 gm/L Total Acidity 5.7 gm/L pH 3.54

Food pairing:
Pair with fresh pasta with green peppers, ham and a light creamy herb sauce. Or open a bottle with friends while sitting around the pool.