Brink Family Vineyards Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2018
WINE OF ORIGIN: Swartland
Manual harvesting of grapes. Fermentation maintained at a controlled temperature (16-18°C) in 500lt French oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was left on the lees for eight months. This lees was regularly stirred to enhance the complexity and body of the wine.
Varietal composition: 100% Chardonnay
Type of wine: White
Geographical location: Swartland
Vineyard: Trellised, 8 tons/ hectare
Total acidity: 5.5 g/L
Volatile acidity: 0.31 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.5 g/l
The wine has ripe apple and citrus aromas with a hint of vanilla and attractive minerality. Mouth feel shows good volume and complexity.
Serving temperature: 12°C
Delicious served with smoked salmon, creamy pasta dishes and matured cheeses.