Chardonnay 2017 - Library Wine
Introducing the Chardonnay 2017, a captivating addition to Hans Herzog's exquisite collection, available only from our Estate. Crafted with meticulous care and passion, from its radiant golden hue to its intricate layers of flavor, this vintage is a true expression of the region's terroir. With luscious notes of ripe exotic fruit, a touch of citrus zest, and a subtle hint of oak, this wine offers a mesmerizing sensory experience. Indulge in it's allure of the and discover the exceptional craftsmanship of Hans Herzog. Secure your bottle today and savor the elegance and finesse that define this remarkable vintage.
Chardonnay, a progeny of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc is responsible for the finest white Burgundy. When the vineyard site is right, yields not too high, acid not too low, and winemaking skilled, Chardonnay can produce thrilling, savoury, dry, full-bodied wines that will continue to improve in bottle for more than a decade. The ideal warm and long growing season of 2017 together with our low yield philosophy produced perfect healthy and flavourful berries with a gentle perfume, ripened to perfection from the 20 year old vines.
I left the fruit on the skins for an extended time to extract the superb flavours. Then gently pressed and transferred the must in in 500 litre French oak puncheons (50% new) for a natural (wild yeast) fermentation until there was no sugar left. Its fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to the wines remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. The wine had 18 month in the barrel to mature and flourish but will develop into something heavenly with bottle age. No cold stabilization. Unfined and only lightly filtrated to retain all the goodness. Naturally beautiful…
Super inviting – lightly smoky with cool stoney notes. This wine offers a persistent and incredibly intense core fruit flavour of melon and papaya. So much so that the oak is lightly detectable, revealing more complexity with every sip. Rich and curvaceous across the tongue, yet still so elegant with a silky, smooth lingering finish.
|Clones||Mendoza / Dijon clones|
SO4 / 3309 / 101.14 / Riparia Gloire / Schwarzmann
|Vine age||20 years|
|Soil||Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.|
|Planting density||High 5,500 vines/ha|
|Residual Sugar||<1 g/l|
|Ageing Potential||10+ years|
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