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Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2020

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2020

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Vivino : 3.9

Wines of Origin: Western Cape

VITICULTURE : What a year!

Compared to 2019, the year is very early.

Adequate winter rains and very cool growing conditions in 2019 paved the way for a good year in 2020.

Vineyard production is back to normal, back to balance after 3 years of drought.

The higher elevation Stellenbosch vineyards facing the Firth of Forth contribute texture and fruit, while Robertson vineyards generally contribute more minerals due to the limestone-based soils.

Vinification: The grapes are harvested at 22-24° spheroidization and the crushed must is in contact with the skin for at least 12 hours before pressing.

This option uses only the free-flowing portion of the juice.

After 1 day of settling, the juice is poured into a fermentation vessel, in which a slow-fermenting yeast strain is inoculated.

One day after inoculation, the juice is poured into buckets and fermented at low temperature until dry.

The wine spends a total of 8 months in barrels before being blended and bottled.

Used a combination of 60% new and the rest of the second and third filled 400 liter French oak barrels.

Winemaker's Note: Elegant and sophisticated.

Lime fruit with a perfect oak balance and mineral finish.

Drink now or cellar for 10 years to taste its true potential.
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