Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 201875cl
Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018
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Vergelegen's Reserve Range comprises Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and DNA (four red wines) and Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon (three white wines), with all grapes being Estate grown and meticulously crafted vintage on vintage.
With its complex nose of citrus, white peach, pineapple, spice, citrus blossoms, apricot and buttered toast aromas, Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018 is always a delight for the senses.
Description of Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018
Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018 (Chardonnay)
- View: Attractive lemony yellow-green colour.
- Nose: Complex nose of citrus, white peach, pineapple, spice, citrus blossoms, apricot and buttered toast aromas.
- Mouth: The taste is long and elegant with a lively minerality.
VINEYARD: Vergelegen. The grapes are all Estate grown and selected from three vineyards - Rooiland 12 & 13 and the super vineyard Lower Schaapenberg.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
AGEING: The young wine was left on the gross lees for 10 months with regular battonage, then stabilised and bottled on 19 January 2018.
PREPARATION: Grapes were whole-bunch pressed with no skin contact. The juice, with some clarification, was racked into 35% new French oak barrels (Francois Frère, Dargaud & Jaegle) and 50% second-fill and third-fill barrels for alcoholic fermentation. The spontaneous onset of fermentation was allowed for and after 7 days the barrels were inoculated with a pure culture yeast strain. Fermentation took approximately 15 days to complete - once the sugar was fermented, all 43 barrels were topped up. Only one-third of the barrels were allowed to complete malolactic fermentation to retain optimum acidity/freshness.
How to serve
Reviews of Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018
- The taste is long and elegant with a lively minerality.
- Serve at 12 degrees Centigrade with crab, fresh trout, smoked salmon, crayfish or lobster.