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Journey's End Destination Chardonnay 2016

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Super Premium Range
Medium gold colour, with a hint of green tint. Nice fresh tones of citrus and well integrated vanilla spice.

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R232

R1,392 per Case of 6

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Helderberg
Blend:100% Chardonnay
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Leon Esterhuizen

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The palate is smooth-textured and the fruit shines through with a soft acidity that complements the finish. Characterful, big and bold and will age well.

Grapes were handpicked early morning form a 2.5 ha block.  The block was picked in 2 stages.  Morning sun grapes were picked first and then a week later the afternoon sun grapes. The morning sun grapes contribute riper fruit compared to the citrus flavours from the afternoon sun grapes. Grapes were picked on 22 to 24 balling. After grapes were hand sorted and destemmed it was only lightly pressed to ensure good quality free run juice for fermentation.  Juice settled for 72 hours with a settling enzyme before it was racked. The clear juice was racked straight into barrels to start a 100 % natural fermentation. Fermentation took about 14 days at 18 – 25 ˚C.  After fermentation only 80 % of the blend went through malolactic fermentation.  The barrels were regularly buttonage to add complexity to the wine. Wine oak matured for 12 months in 70 % new French oak barrels.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5.85 g/l
pH: 3.38
Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l

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