Buy Eikendal Mon Desir Chardonnay 2017 • Order Wine
  Cape Town Deliveries

1 - 3 Working Days

  Other RSA Delivery Regions

Courier Dependent

  Safe & Secure

Your information is safe with us

Eikendal Mon Desir Chardonnay 2017

R280.00

(R1,680.00 for 6 x 750ml)

Picked at 11.5% vol., packed with natural acidity. Whole bunch press. Settling of juice overnight. NTU not going below 300, meaning this juice is nice and dirty, and still packed with terroir. Spontaneous ferment started in stainless steel tank. Allowed to finish in stainless steel to ensure long slow fermentation without any MLF starting. Keeping the wine tight and fresh. Fermentation lasted +/-3 months. Wine taken to barrel. 500ℓ – 2 x 2nd fill and 1 x 3rd fill. 14 months in barrel. 10% MLF allowed. No stirring, rolling or jumping on the barrels.

Quantity (Bottles)

Please Note: Vintages subject to change

Vineyards:
Clone CY 277 from Smarag (close to and across from Spioenkop). CY 277 is an earlier ripener with high natural acidity and perfume notes. Sloping heavily from the top to the bottom of the vineyard.

Vitification:
Shale soils, 1.2m deep. 2.4m x 1.2m plant spacing and trellised. Lateral removal after fruit set with no irrigation till post-harvest.

Vinification:
Picked at 11.5% vol., packed with natural acidity. Whole bunch press. Settling of juice overnight. NTU not going below 300, meaning this juice is nice and dirty, and still packed with terroir. Spontaneous ferment started in stainless steel tank. Allowed to finish in stainless steel to ensure long slow fermentation without any MLF starting. Keeping the wine tight and fresh. Fermentation lasted +/-3 months. Wine taken to barrel. 500ℓ – 2 x 2nd fill and 1 x 3rd fill. 14 months in barrel. 10% MLF allowed. No stirring, rolling or jumping on the barrels.

Wine Analysis:
Sugar: 1.9 g/ℓ; Total acid: 7.57 g/ℓ; pH: 3.21; Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Maturation: Up to three-five years.
Serving suggestion: 12ºC-14ºC. Pair with Steak Béarnaise, Pumpkin Ravioli, Cheddar Cheese Soufflé.

Data sheet

Winemaker
Nico Grobler
Wine of Origin
Stellenbosch
Blend
100% Chardonnay
Pack Size
1 x 750ml Bottle

You might also like