Hans Herzog Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay 2016 - Library Wine

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Embark on a journey of refined indulgence with our meticulously cellared Chardonnay 2016, 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.

Vintage 2016+

A beautiful growing season with a long “Indian” summer. We got up early to pick the amazing fruit from this 20-year-old vines from extremely low yield. The healthy and perfect physiologically ripe grapes were carefully placed in small crates and minutes later with Hans in the winery.

Hans' Comment+

The beautiful healthy fruit allowed for a few days of skin maceration before the must was gently pressed. The juice was then transferred to 500 litre oak puncheons for a wild yeast fermentation progressing to a natural secondary, malolactic fermentation. The wine was then allowed to age on its fine lees, with regular stirring, for a period of 22 months.

Original Tasting Notes+

An impressive nose with loads of intense, ripe fruit and white flowers. The rich texture is balanced by a refreshing minerality. Lovely balanced by fruit and a solid mineral backbone. Lingering finish and great potential for aging. Enjoy now or for many years to come…

Technical Data+
Variety     100% Chardonnay
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   High 5,500 vines/ha
Yield  2t/ha
Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugar  <1 g/l
Ageing Potential 10+ years
Bottles Produced