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Spier Private Collection Chardonnay 2009

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Erasmus
Main Variety
Chardonnay
Appellation
Coastal
Alcohol
13.85 %vol
pH
3.48
RS
5.4 g/l
TA
5.7 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Accolades

International Wine Challenge 2012 - Silver Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze Medal
2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) - Mission Hill Trophy for Chardonnay
International Wine Challenge - Silver Medal
Concours Mondialle de Bruxelle 2011 - Silver
Decanter Wine Awards 2011 - Silver


Tasting Notes

Straw yellow in colour. The wine shows an abundance of citrus and lime, with subtle hints of nutty oak and vanilla. The flavours follow through on a rich yet elegant palate with a long finish.


Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

Serve with game fish or pork dishes.

In The Vineyard

Climate: Average Temperature: Winter 9°/16° C Summer 14°/27° C
Annual rainfall: 700 mm
Proximity to ocean: 20 km
Soil: Swartland, Estcourt and Kroonstad

About The Harvest

Harvesting started on 16 February and ended on 2 March. Grapes from 3 selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested at full maturity between 23.5° and 24.5° Balling in 9 kg lug boxes.

In The Cellar

After hand sorting the grapes on the sorting table to remove skin burn, rotten berries and leaves, skin contact was allowed for 6 hours at 10° C in static strainers. Only gravity drained free run juice was used for fermentation. The juice was inoculated with selected yeast strains. Following fermentation in 300 liter French oak barrels, the wine matured on the lees for 12 months. Only the finest barrels were selected for blending and bottling. 40% New oak was used in the final blend. The total volume of 13566 bottles was bottled in March 2010.

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