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Backsberg Sonop Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Alicia Rechner
Main Variety
Chardonnay
Appellation
Paarl
Alcohol
14.20 %vol
pH
3.36
RS
3.0 g/l
TA
6.1 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Body
Full

Tasting Notes

Roasted almond dominates with an elegant but well-structured palate. The oak is nicely integrated, adding great complexity that evolves while in the glass.

Ageing Potential

Could age well for up to 12 years.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

The full-bodied richness of this wine canst and up to the richest of creamy sauces,and even dishes with a hint of spice. It compliments both white and delicately prepared red meats.The Connoisseurs choice.

In The Vineyard

Origin: Paarl
Climate: Mediterranean
Viticulture: Older, low-yielding vines provide this wine with a beautifully fine structure.
















































Cellar: 16 months in French oak as follows: New Oak 30%, 2nd fill 10%, 3rd fill 20%, 4th fill 20%, 5th fill 20%


or Maturation: 16 months in French oak as follows:
New oak 30%
2nd fill 10%
3rd fill 20%
4th fill 20%
5th fill 20%

In The Cellar

Small quantities of very ripe fruit are selected and then fermented in 225ℓ French oak barrels. The warm fermentation lasts only a few days, where-after malolactic fermentation may occur naturally. Both aging on lees and the influence of new oak ensure a complex depth to the palate.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay – Fermented in new oak and matured for 8 months.

Other Vintages

Backsberg Sonop Reserve Chardonnay 2014 Alicia Rechner Chardonnay
Backsberg Sonop Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Alicia Rechner Chardonnay

CONTACT DETAILS

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