Stormhoek Chardonnay

2020



The Wine

This wine is produced from grapes sourced in the Western Cape which enjoys a mediterranean style climate. The vineyards are 8-10 years old with hutton and clay soils. The vineyards are planted at 3,000 vines per hectare and are irrigated.



Harvest Overview

The grapes are handpicked and machine harvested at the end of February. Yields are 8-12 tonnes per hectare. 





Winemaker

Helienne van Zyl


Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay


Winemaking

Grapes are picked at different ripening stages for complexity. Fermentation in stainless steel and oak barrels. Partial malolactic. 


Ageing

3 months lees contact with regular batonnage. 


Tasting Note

Pale yellow colour. Rich citrus notes with apricot, pear and apple complemented by light hints of honey. Soft on the palate with a long finish. 


Wine Specifications

Alcohol: 13% vol
Volatile acidity: 0.6g/L
Total acidity: 5.9g/L Ph3.5
Residual sugar: 4g/L
Allergy advice: Contains sulphites

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans