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David Finlayson Chardonnay 2023

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

This is the sixteenth 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.

The ideal accompaniment to foods such as paella, quail and pork.

Type – White
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
Taste – Fruity
Winemaker Notes:

100% Chardonnay

Soil types: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay, Hutton

Aspect of vineyards: East-West

ABOUT THE HARVEST:

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.

Harvest dates: Early February to Mid February 2023

IN THE CELLAR:

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.