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Vrede en Lust Marguerite Chardonnay 2014

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Susan Erasmus
Main Variety
Chardonnay
Appellation
Simonsberg-Paarl
Alcohol
13.18 %vol
pH
3.37
RS
1.7 g/l
TA
6.0 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

The wine shows citrus, toasted nuts and butterscotch aromas followed by a creamy, well-balanced palate with tones of almonds and pear.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy now or within 5-7 years from vintage.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

In The Vineyard

Sourced from a selection of Chardonnay blocks in the Simonsberg-Paarl vineyards – only limited quantities of this wine is produced.

In The Cellar


The Chardonnay was barrel fermented at a low temperatures. The wine was matured on the lees for 11 months in 225L French oak barrels. Only 30% new oak was used in order to reach the goal of creating an elegant style Chardonnay.

Other Vintages

Vrede en Lust Marguerite Chardonnay 2015 Susan Erasmus Chardonnay
Vrede en Lust Marguerite Chardonnay 2014 Susan Erasmus Chardonnay

Additional Information

The grapes are either whole-bunch pressed or berry sorted after which the juice are barrel fermented. The result is a vivid, complex, fruit forward Chardonnay with gentle oak intervention on the elegant palate.

Named after the first owner of Vrede en Lust’s eldest daughter, Marguerite de Savoye, this wine is just as flamboyant as she was.