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Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.3
RS : 3.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White


Tasting Notes
The nose shows ripe citrus fruit with some toasted almond. The palate more concentrated with stronger nut flavours, some peach notes, but also a lingering tropicality to it. Well judged oaking preserves a butterscotch pallet and promote a zesty acidity for graceful bottle ageing.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
This Chardonnay will compliment spicy Thai grill vegetables or even a well matured cheddar cheese on Melba toast with honey dumplings.
In The Vineyard
One of our biggest prides, the Stellenrust Chardonnay boasts with a long track record of excellent quality and value.
 
Vineyards: Trellised vines from our Bottelary property
About The Harvest
Chardonnay grapes are harvested at between 22° to 23° Balling.
In The Cellar
The grapes were crushed and the juice allowed skin contact for up to 8 hours. The juice is then taken to barrels without proper settling and allowed to ferment with wild yeasts. The juice is stirred often in the barrel during fermentation to lift the lees, but also for some time after fermentation.

The Chardonnay spends another 12 months in French barrels (20% new) on its gross lees giving the yeast cells chance to undergo autolysis to release more flavour and richness into the wine.

Time spent on lees: 12months in barrel on fermentation lees.

Other Vintages
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2018 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2017 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2015 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2014 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2012 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2011 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2010 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2009 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2008 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2007 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay

Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za  
Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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