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David Finlayson Chardonnay 2022

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Country: South Africa
Winery: David Finlayson
Varietal: Chardonnay
UPC Code: 858441006828
Tasting Notes:

This is the fifteenth vintage of our Chardonnay. The wine is made from five 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 aging 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.

Awards, Reviews, And Other Notes:

91 points – James Suckling

Winemaker Notes:

100% Chardonnay

Cool, Dry vintage, grapes very healthy condition. Hand-picked Chardonnay grapes, from 4
blocks with sugars from 22° -25 °Balling, to ensure a variety and complex blend of potential flavours.

Barrel fermented with partial pure yeast strain inoculation and some with natural yeasts. A 30
% portion was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. The wine was stirred twice
during “elevage” in barrel to create a creamy, harmonious blend between wood and grape
flavours. Fined with bentonite and vegecol making this wine vegan-friendly Crossflow filtered
and bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.