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Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2020

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2020
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Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2020
Elegant and complex. Limey fruit with perfect oak balance and a mineral finish on the palate.
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Brand Group Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection
Other What a vintage! The vintage was very early compared to 2019. Enough winter rain in 2019 and very cool growing conditions pathed the way for a super quality vintage in 2020. Yields in the vineyards was back to normal and balance was restored after 3 years of drought. The higher altitude Stellenbosch vineyards that face False Bay contributed texture and fruit, while the Robertson vineyards generally contributed more minerality owing to the limestone based soils.
 
The grapes were harvested between 22 - 24°balling and after crushing the juice was given extended skin contact for at least 12 hours before it was pressed. Only the free run portion of the juice was used for this selection. After 1 day of settling the juice was racked to a fermentation vessel where we inoculate with a slow fermenting yeast strain. The juice was racked into barrel 1 day after inoculation and left to ferment at low temperature until dry. The wine spent a total of 8 months in barrel before blending and bottling. A combination of 60% new and the rest second and third fill 400l French oak barrels were used.
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Variety Chardonnay
BlendPercent 100% Chardonnay
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Ageing Drink now or cellar for 10 years to taste its real potential.
  • Range: Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection
R102.60
R114.00
R102.60 per bottle
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