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Hoopenburg Integer Chardonnay 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Neil Hawkins
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.45
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.0 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Accolades
Women's Wine Awards 2016 -  Gold
Tasting Notes
Nose: Complex, fresh, apricot and citrus with a subtle hint of oak vanilla flavours.
Palate: Round, soft bodied and balanced with a lingering limey texture rounded up with integrated oak.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
The fruit for this Chardonnay comes from one of the oldest Chardonnay blocks on the farm.
About The Harvest
Two pickings were done for this vintage - a quarter was picked at 22° Balling with the balance at 23.5° Balling.
In The Cellar
The bunches were whole bunch pressed for 3 hours, settled naturally for 12 hours over night, then transferred to French oak for fermentation. Once completed the wine was aged on full ferment lees for 12 months with no malolactic, minimal battonage and no racking. A barrel selection was then done to make up the blend. 35% new, 30% 2nd fill and 35% 3rd fill.

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