Meerlust Chardonnay 2011 13% 75cl

    Meerlust Chardonnay 2011 13% 75cl

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    Key Info

    Type White
    Country South Africa
    Region Stellenbosch
    Vintage 2011
    Grape Chardonnay
    Style White - Oaky, Dry.
    Strength 13%
    £18.45

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    Available for delivery within the UK by tomorrow if ordered within the next 4 hr 25 min with Express Delivery selected at checkout.

    Description

    Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1756. Long recognised for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history.

    Grapes

    100% Chardonnay

    Viticulture

    Sourced from 2 vineyards on the Estate planted in 1991 (15 years old in year of vintage) situated on alluvial Dundee soils. Crop thinning at runing and at veraison. 5 Seperate picking stages at optimum ripenus.

    Wine Making

    Picked by hand, partial whole bunch pressing and immediate transfer of free run to 300 liter French Oak Hogsheads. 60 % new barrels, 40% second fill. Fermentation in oak, partial un-innoculated ermentation. Partial malo-lactic fermentation. Maturation in oak for 12 months with occasional lees stirring before bottling.

    Tasting Notes

    Very youthful, vivid and with a brilliant bright platinum colour and pronounced green hue. Complex nose with citrus fruit, green apple & cream flavours, the nose becomes creamy & nutty with delicious ouquet of marzipan, halva & oatmeal.

    On the palate the wine is full bodied & generous, but still balanced by crisp acidity. There is ripe tropical fruit & creaminess balanced by a pure minerality typical of the variety. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish indicating the richness and persistence of the vintage.

    Food Matching

    Grilled fish, white and red meat.

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