MT. Vernon

Chardonnay

2012

type
white
style
dry
taste
fresh, fruity
body
medium to full bodied

from vine, to bottle, to you


Soil

Diverse soils characterised primarily by Vilafonte and Klapmuts.

Climate

The Mediterranean climate of Klapmuts allows for warm, temperate summers and cold, wet winters. The growing season is characterised by warm, sunny days and constant cooling southerly sea breezes ensures optimal ripening with long 'hang time'.

Tasting Notes

Bright green gold colour. Fresh, fruity, aromatic stone fruit with citrus blossom makes for very attractive nose. All carries through into the mouth. Light oak lacing with creamy lemon palate. Zesty, fruity and firm. Elegant in all way.

Vinification

Grapes were hand harvested in the early hours of the morning, ensuring that they are adequately cool upon arrival at the cellar. After careful sorting a portion of the grapes are destemmed and crushed and the balance are whole bunch pressed. The resulting juice is then settled and the clear juice is racked to 225 l and 500 L French Oak barrels for fermentation. We make extensive use of natural yeasts to undertake fermentation, so as to reflect our unqiue terroir. The fermented wine is matured sur lie in barrerls for 9 months, whereafter the carefully selected components are blended and lightly refined and filtered before bottling.

When to drink

This wine offers immediate drinking pleasure, but will reward with careful cellaring.

Pair with

This unique and hand-crafted Chardonnay may be enjoyed on its own or is also the perfect accompaniment to Crayfish, Prawns, oysters and creamy based pasta dishes.

awards


VERITAS Awards
Silver
Michelangelo International
Silver
VERITAS Awards
Silver
International Wine and Spirits Competition
Silver
Decanter
Commended
International Wine and Spirits Competition
Silver

We believe in sustainability, crushed grape skins and stems are composted for the vineyards


Brendan Butler

We are firm believers in wines being made with as little manipulation as possible


John Hooper
winemaker
debbie hooper
main variety
chardonnay
alcohol
13.49 %vol
ph
3.4
rs
2.4 g/l
total acid
6 g/l
appellation
simonsberg paarl
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