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Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay 2018
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tinnie Momberg
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 12.9 %vol
pH : 3.55
RS : 3.55 g/l
Total Acid : 5.2 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
This unwooded wine displays refreshingly crisp flavours of ripe peach and zesty grapefruit, beautifully balanced with hints of minerality and a well-integrated acidity.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
The grapes for this wine were derived from a ten hectare vineyard, planted in 2010 on the cooler west-facing slope at an altitude of 160m above sea level. The vines are grafted onto Richter 99 rootstock

The average rainfall is 700ml per annum.    During the growing season (April – March) the rainfall was far below average at  497mm for the 2017/2018 season.  Although the vineyards benefit greatly from the water retentive clay soil, the vines are irrigated.
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested late January to mid February 2018 at an average sugar level of 23° Balling. They were handpicked and placed in small baskets to prevent bruising.
In The Cellar
In the cellar, the grapes were crushed, put through a mash cooler and taken to the press where it had skin contact for 6 hours. Before yeast inoculation the juice is racked off the lees. The juice was fermented for 10 days. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine was left on the lees for 30 days.

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Tel: +27.218832565   Fax: +27.218839546   Email: info@middelvlei.co.za  
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