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

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.

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.