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Stellenrust Chardonnay 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.2 %vol
pH : 3.2
RS : 3.4 g/l
Total Acid : 6.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Accolades
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze
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 compliment spicy Thai grill vegetables or even a well matured cheddar cheese on Melba toast with honey dumplings.
In The Vineyard
Soil types vary from sandy clay to decomposed granite. The skin contact is done without any sulphur additions to allow proper oxidation of phenols contributing to orange flavour formation during fermentation - a technique known as hyperoxygenation used by winemakers on Chardonnay and Columbar.
About The Harvest
Chardonnay grapes are harvested at between 22 to 23° Balling.
In The Cellar
Chardonnay grapes were crushed and the juice allowed skin contact for up to 8 hours. Tradition is that the berries should be yellow and sunkissed whn it is fully ripe. 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.

Vineyards: 18 year old trellised vines from our Bottelary property

Time spent on lees: 3 - 4 months

Other Vintages
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2018 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2017 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2017 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2016 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2015 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2015 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2014 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2014 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2013 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2012 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 'Wild Yeast' Barrel Fermented 2012 Tertius Boshoff Chardonnay
Stellenrust Chardonnay 2011 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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