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Aaldering Estate Chardonnay 2018

Aaldering Estate Chardonnay 2018
Aaldering Estate Chardonnay 2018
Primary aromas of Citrus and honeysuckle with wonderful minerality followed by a discreet taste of
vanilla and a creamy texture. This is achieved by months of lees contact in combination with maturation
in elegant French oak barrels.

Vineyard Notes
Clone: CY76 Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils)
Rootstock: Richter 99 Orientation: South West Facing
Planted: 2007
Altitude: 110-160m above sea level
Hectare: 3.0 ha.

Winemaking Report
2017 was a cool dry year with long winter nights. This ensured a longer ripening which adds to the
minerality and finesse to this vintage. The drought caused the vine to push its roots deeper in search for
water which will be an overall benefit to the future.
Grapes where picked at optimum ripeness, after which they were destemmed and pressed. The juice was
settled for 48 hours at 10˚C and then racked off the lees to selected French oak barrels. This wine was
Fermented in 35% new French oak barrels and 65% in Stainless Steel tanks.
After 9 months the wine was blended and fined for bottling.

Aging Potential
Enjoy right now or age up to 5-7 years. Bottled with a DIAM (taint-free) cork closure, in order to ensure a
flawless aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 12-14°C/54-58°F.

Food Matches
The ideal wine to drink with tapenade or a salade Nicoise, a paella or grilled chicken, fish or lamb with
herbs.

Technical Analysis
ALC: 13,93% RS: 2.5g/l TA: 6.5g/l pH: 3.16
R215.00
R215.00 per bottle
Ex Tax: R215.00
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