2011 Meerlust Chardonnay
Stellenbosch, South Africa

2011 Meerlust Chardonnay


as part of a mixed case.

23+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with quince, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is full bodied and 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.13.5% alc."

Technical Notes
"Partial whole bunch pressing and static setting overnight. Some solids remained in the juice. Transfer to 60% new tight grain Allier French Oak, and 40% second fill 300 litre barrels for fermentation. Half of the barrels were inoculated with selected Chardonnay yeast, while the other half underwent un-inoculated, spontaneous fermentation. After fermentation, the wine was given a racking to remove heavy lees and returned to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was barrel matured for 12 months before bottling. Cellar up to six years."