THE MARY DELANY COLLECTION CHARDONNAY
IN THE VINEYARD
Wine of Origin : Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
Altitude : 350m
Distance from sea : Approximately 30km
Soil : Clay loam with decomposed Bokkeveld shale
IN THE CELLAR
The hand-picked grapes were whole bunch pressed to tank, and the juice was cold settled at 10° C for two days. It underwent spontaneous fermentation in neutral 400L French oak barrels and was aged on its lees in barrel for 9 months.
The wine is pale straw in color and shows inviting citrus aromas on the nose. On the palate, vibrant lemon and lime zest and a slight pithy character are underpinned by delicate pastry flavors. Taut acidity drives a fresh, clean finish.
Tim Atkin MW : 90 points
Alc : 13.5% | TA : 5.7 g/l | RS : 1.7 g/l | pH : 3.22
Production : 1595 bottles