David Finlayson
Chardonnay
2022

R990.00

R150.00 per bottle
W.O. Stellenbosch

99 in stock

Cool, Dry vintage, grapes very healthy condition.  Hand picked Chardonnay grapes, from 4 blocks with sugars from 22 Brix up to 25 brix to ensure a variety of flavours. Barrel fermented with partial inoculation and some with natural yeasts.  30% malolactic fermentation. Stirred 2 x during elevage in barrel. Fined with Bentonite and Vegecol. Crossflow filtered and bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.

Additional information

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 20 × 16 × 30 cm

Varieties

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

W.O. Stellenbosch

Harvest Date

Early February to Mid February 2020

Soil Type

Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay, Hutton

Winemaking

Cool, Dry vintage, grapes very healthy condition.  Hand picked Chardonnay grapes, from 4 blocks with sugars from 22 Brix up to 25 brix to ensure a variety of flavours. Barrel fermented with partial inoculation and some with natural yeasts.  30% malolactic fermentation. Stirred 2 x during elevage in barrel. Fined with Bentonite and Vegecol. Crossflow filtered and bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.

Wood Elevation

Ten months in French Oak;
10 % New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted
35 % 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toasted
45 % 3rd Fill French Oak
10% Concrete eggs

Winemaker’s Notes

This is the Thirteenth vintage of Edgbaston Chardonnay. The wine is made from 4 different vineyards. As with previous vintages, the wine shows an elegant minerality with lime-citrus, sourdough and cinnamon flavours. The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good ageing potential. A floral note of wild, white flowers such as frangipani and almond blossom is obvious on the front of the nose and follows through the palate. Likened by many to the flavours found in cooler Burgundian and Chablis sites, the focus here is to make elegant wines, the ideal accompaniment to foods such as paella, quail and pork.

Analysis

Alcohol TA pH R.S
14.01% 5.9 g/l 3.21 4.5 g/l

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Chardonnay
2022”

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