Love our planet is an initiative by Stormhoek to help preserve and care for the environment and our planet. Because being good is not good enough! Each wine in the range will have a specific certification - Fair-trade, Organic, IPW or Wieta.
This Chardonnay is IPW and WIETA certified.
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.
The grapes are handpicked and machine harvested at the end of February. Yields are 8-12 tonnes per hectare.
Helienne van Zyl
Grapes are picked at different ripening stages for complexity. Fermentation in stainless steel and oak barrels. Partial malolactic.
3 months lees contact with regular batonnage.
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.
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