Rietvallei Wine Estate > Calcrete Chardonnay 2023
R130.00 per bottle

R780.00 per 6 bottle case

Calcrete Chardonnay 2023

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Calcrete Chardonnay 2023

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VITICULTURE

The Chardonnay vines were planted in 2013 on a west-facing slope in calcareous soil.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were harvested on 22° B. In the cellar, only the free-run juice was used and allowed to cold-settle over a couple of days. The clean juice was then racked and taken to the fermentation tanks where a specially cultivated wine yeasts was inoculated and the fermentation temperature controlled at 12°C. After fermentation, which took more than three weeks, the wine was left on the fine lees for another three months before bottling.


WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

Calcrete Chardonnay is exclusive to the limestone-rich wine appellation of Robertson. Here the distinctive terroir ranges from calcareous outcrops to arid, broken-shale, both features resulting from ancient petrified maritime deposits.  Calcrete defines the wines from this unique Chardonnay region, their crystalline character, nuances of wet stone, saline palate and oyster shell minerality being highlighted by the linear unwooded profile.

An elegant unwooded Chardonnay that is bright and vibrant. The palate bursts with pineapple and orange tang and an almond overlay adding pleasant weight. A citrussy acidity and brilliant minerality gives a lasting freshness.


FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION

Pair with any seafood or poultry dishes. Serve chilled (7 – 10°C).


WINE ANALYSIS

Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
Alcohol: 12.59 %
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/l
PH: 3.4
VA: 0.60 g/l
Total Extract: 28.8 g/l
Total SO2: 130 mg/l
Free SO2: 47 mg/l


PACKAGING DETAILS

Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: 90 x 6 x 750ml
Case weight: 7.67 kg
Closure: Stelvin (Screw-cap)


 

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