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"Lothian creates wines with hedonistic bouquets and fulsome palates"

Lothian Vineyards Chardonnay 2016

Tasting Note: Made from 100% Chardonnay, the nose exudes ripe stone fruit, lemon zest and pineapple slices. Clean, refreshing acidity supports the ripe yellow-profile fruit, complexed by vanilla bean spice and an oatmeal texture. Would pair with roast chicken, mushroom risotto or a slice of Camembert. Lothian Chardonnay 2016 

The 2016 vintage from Lothian Vineyards' 3 blocks of Chardonnay was hand harvested at optimal ripeness. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, with a period of skin contact. Fermentation was started in stainless steel with ambient yeast. The fermenting juice was racked into a selection of French barrique, followed by a period of battonage to bolster the wine's mid-palate. Nine months of barrel maturation on the fine lees fleshed out the wine and added richness.
Prior to bottling the wine was lightly filtered to preserve it's integrity.

Vine Clones: 76, 95 & 584
Block: Grapes hand harvested from 3 South & East blocks
Coopers: French oak, 300 & 500l tight grain, medium toast barrels from Vicard. T. Berger
Soil: Table mountain sandstone
Balling at Harvest: 22-22.8
Maturation: 10 Months in French Oak
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5% Vol
Sugar 2.0 g/lt
Total Acidity 7.5 g/lt
PH 3.28
Packaging: 750ml Burgundy bottles in cases of 12 with Stelvin (screw cap) closures
Price: ZAR TBA per bottle (ZAR TBA per case)  ( Sold Out )
Awards: Decanter Silver, IWC Silver, IWSC Outstanding Silver, Mundus Vini Gold
Date of Release: Aug 2017