Chardonnay is one of the most well known and loved white grape varietals in the world. It originated in the Burgundy area in France and named after a village called Chardonnay the Romans. Today we celebrate International Chardonnay day with a glass of award winning Deetlefs Chardonnay 2019 from our Stonecross range.
Tasting notes: Light lemon yellow in colour. Combination of lime, pineapple, pear, peach and apricot aromas intrigue on the nose. The taste is fresh and zesty with an abundance of citrus, pineapple and apricot flavours. The wine has a well-rounded lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Pasta & light dishes like soufflés.
Blend: 97% Chardonnay, 3% Semillon
Vinification: The vines used to produce this fruit forward unwooded Chardonnay comprises out of 5 different clones each adding its own character to the final wine. Grapes were harvested at three different stages to give natural complexity and were fermented separately with three specific Chardonnay yeast strains which enhanced the floral, pear, apricot and lime aromas in the wine. The wines were fermented between 13-160C for 14-21 days. The wines are kept on the fine sediment (lees) until bottling to keep them fresh and add weight on the middle palate.
This internationally noble and popular wine has its day the fourth Thursday of May. To help you remember: every Thursday can be your Chardonnay #throwbackthursday!
Cover image: Craig Fouché Photography / Image 2: Dewald Kirsten Photography