Chardonnay 2015 - Library Wine

Chardonnay 2015 - Library Wine

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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.

Vintage 2015+

2015 was another perfect growing season but unfortunately, we left the sheep too long in the vines and they started to nibble on the first buds. With the consequences that we picked only a tiny yield of 600g per vine.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

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

Vine Planted 1996
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.
Planting Density   5,500 vines/ha
Yield  2t/ha
Alcohol 13.74
Residual Sugar  <0.1g/l
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...