Louisa Dessert Wine 2019
WINE OF ORIGIN: Swartland
Fully ripened Chardonnay bush vine fruit were handpicked for this purpose at 27 °B. After crushing and destemming the cooled-down mash were left for 12 hours on the skins in temperature controlled separators for enzymatic activity. During this time we did two pump-overs to promote extraction and yield before the free-run juice were racked directly with Brandy Spiritus and fortified to 16.5% alcohol. For the next week the wine were stirred once a day in stainless steel tanks before it was racked to older 225lt oak barrels for a 10 months maturation period. The final wine were racked from the barrels before it was bottled by hand - using a coarse Olive oil filter and protocol.
Golden yellow, full-sweet wine that shows characteristics of honey and dried apricots with raisin undertones. The luscious, velvety entrance on the palate are supported with a balanced acidity on the mid palate with good length.
After dinner with cheese or dessert.