de la terre Chardonnay 2014 

Tasting Notes:

Colour:  typical pale straw colour of young Chardonnay. Nose: – an intense tropical fruit spectrum dominates the aroma profile of this Chardonnay – notes of ripe nectarine and peach with hints of pineapple and banana. Fresh, ripe and vibrant. Palate: – a flavour burst of ripe Chardonnay fruit here with lingering fruit sweetness and a creamy texture. The clean, fresh stone fruit is the essence of this wine.  The palate is concentrated but at the same time lively, balanced and elegant.

Cellaring: This wine has been made especially to enjoy when young and vibrant.  Best served well chilled (8 – 15 Celsius).

 Winemaker’s Notes 

Vineyard: Hill Country Estate

Grapes: From the main terrace

Wine Style: A fresh and vibrant fruit-driven style of Chardonnay with emphasis on stone fruit and tropical fruit elements.  This is essentially a “naked” Chardonnay – it has never been in contact with any type of oak, nor has it undergone any malo-lactic fermentation. It is a Chardonnay style to enjoy when young, fresh and vibrant.

Winemaking Notes: This wine was cool-fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank using a yeast specially selected to highlight the tropical fruit characteristics of Chardonnay.  Following fermentation, the wine was gently stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.