Fresh and fruity.
|Category||White Wine, All occasion wine|
Pasta light dishes like soufflés.
|Awards||Best Value - Gilbert & Gaillard|
|Deetlefs Stonecross Range||Stonecross Chardonnay|
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.
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.