Chardonnay 2014 - Library Wine
Embark on a journey of refined indulgence with our meticulously cellared Chardonnay, aged to perfection in ideal conditions. Savor the harmonious balance of creamy textures, delicate oak nuances, and vibrant fruit notes, culminating in a lingering, velvety finish. Elevate your wine moments with our exclusive Library Chardonnay.
2014 was another perfect growing season and we were rewarded with beautiful healthy grapes. We picked our Mendoza Chardonnay clones during the second week of April at a tiny yield of 500g per vine, producing just shy of 600 bottles.
Hans' Winemaking Comments+
After gentle skin maceration, the wine was transferred to 500 litre oak puncheons for an initial wild yeast fermentation followed by a secondary, malolactic fermentation. The wine was then left to age on its fine lees, with regular stirring, for a period of 20 months.
Original Tasting Notes+
Refreshing citrus aromas of preserved lemon mingle with savoury notes of walnut and white pepper. With a rich texture and complexity, the 2014 is offers an elegant balance of minerality and acidity which will shows enormous potential for aging. Enjoy now or for many years to come…
|Clones||Mendoza / Dijon clones|
SO4 / 3309 / 101.14 / Riparia Gloire / Schwarzmann
|Soil||Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.|
|Planting Density||5,500 vines/ha|
|Ageing Potential||15+ years from vintage (if kept at constant temperature under 14 degrees Celsius)|
Food Matching Suggestions+
The beauty of Chardonnay is its versatility - it matches practically everything. A wine to sip and savour...