Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2018
(R810.00 for 6 x 750ml)
Citrus with nutty nuances, hints of orange blossom and subtle oak spice on the nose. The rich and structured palate shows honey and tropical fruit with hints of white flowers, caramel, spice and minerality which linger on the long creamy finish.
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Chardonnay vineyards ranging from 21 – 25 years, grown on mild slopes of Schale decomposed granite and alluvial sandy soils on Franschhoek’s Dassenberg Mountain. Very low yielding at less than 3.5 tonnes / ha. Grapes were harvested by hand in February at 22.8° Balling in the early morning hours.
This wine was naturally fermented in small French oak barrels and second fill Austrian Foudres. (10% new and 90% older) The must was fermented at 14° - 17° C and lees stirred up daily for twelve weeks, thereafter it was only stirred up once a week for the remaining 7 months in barrel. The wine was kept at 15°C without receiving a racking or any sulphur additions during the entire 10 months of barrel ageing.
Enjoy with chicken dishes, prawn pasta and seared salmon.
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