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Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2010

R 125.00

A rich, delicious Chardonnay with full fruit and refined oak.

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Tasting Notes

A straw yellow wine with a touch of butterscotch, nuts and citrus fruit on the nose. Rich and soft on the palate, with apricot and stewed fruit undertones. Good balance that will only improve on ageing.


Winemaker's Notes

Harvested by hand at the end of February at 21°Balling. This wine was made in a reductive style, using dry-ice and CO2. Natural fermentation began in barrel, no yeast was added and no malolactic fermentation was done in order to retain more elegant fruit. The wine was matured in 100% new French 228L barrels for 10 months, the stirring of lees ( "battonage") was performed once a week for the first few months.


Analysis

Varietal: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.36
Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l

Serving Suggestion

Excellent with all seafood, particularly shellfish with richer sauces, including saffron.


Chef's Special

Lobster thermidor


SAWI Rating: 85 points

Awards

Signatures of Doolhof Chardonnay 2009 BF: Silver – Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Signatures of Doolhof Chardonnay 2008 BF: Silver Medal – Veritas 2008

Signatures of Doolhof Chardonnay 2008 BF: 3 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2009

Signatures of Doolhof Chardonnay 2008 BF: 3 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2010

Signatures of Doolhof Chardonnay 2008 BF: 3 1⁄2 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2011

Signatures of Doolhof Chardonnay 2006 BF: 4 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2008

Signatures of Doolhof Chardonnay 2006 BF: 4 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2009


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