The grapes for the Nine Yards Chardonnay were harvested between the 1st of March and 22nd of March 2022.
Burgundian & Davis
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
Crushed and pressed immediately after de-stemming, the juice was barrel-fermented in traditional 228-litre French oak barrels (77% new and 23% second) from selected Burgundian cooperages (Damy, Chassin, and Rousseau). The barrels were inoculated with a selection of French yeast. A percentage of the wine went through natural fermentation. The wine was matured “sur lie” for 9 months, with regular barrel-rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character.
Total Acid: 6.1g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.7g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
ASPECT: East-facing, 250 – 280m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES: 32 years old.