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Stellenrust Chardonnay 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 12.8 %vol
pH : 3.2
RS : 3.7 g/l
Total Acid : 6.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Accolades
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
Tasting Notes
This wine shows a concentrated core of orange and other ripe summer fruits. The palate is juicy and rich with a long dry finish of vanilla, nectarines and almonds.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
This Chardonnay will complement spicy Thai grill vegetables or even a well matured cheddar cheese on Melba toast with honey dumplings.
In The Vineyard
17 year old trellised vines from our Bottelary property. Soil types vary from sandy clay to decomposed granite.
About The Harvest
Chardonnay grapes are harvested at between 22 to 23° Balling.
In The Cellar
The grapes are crushed and the juice allowed skin contact for up to 8 hours. The juice is fermented with wild yeasts in 80% stainless steel tanks and 20% 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels without proper settling. The juice is stirred often during fermentation to lift the lees, but also for some time after fermentation.

It is left 4 months after fermentation on the primary lees.

The skin contact is done without any sulphur additions to allow proper oxidation of phenols contributing to orange flavour formation during fermentation.
Other Vintages
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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

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