Amani Chardonnay 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 14.02 %vol
pH : 3.23
RS : 3.4 g/l
Total Acid : 22.9 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.64 g/l
SO2 : 98 mg/l
Free SO2 : 35 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
2009 Winemakers' Choice Diamond Awards - Diamond Award
Tasting Notes
The Amani Chardonnay 2006 reflects papaya fruit infused with honey, lime, and orange juices. The nose also makes a full, rich promise of freshly crushed walnuts. the palate is delicately smooth with papaya, lime an loquats that linger on the after taste.

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Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
Grilled chicken awith a sauce prepared with citrus fruitsand Balsamic vinegar; Dover Sole with a saffron cream sauce and Curried prawns.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Klapmuts and Fernwood
Vineyard info: Hand picked at 22, 5 - 23°B from 9 and 12 year old vines. Yield = 6, 2 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
Fruit was stringently sorted under cool cellar conditions. 30% of Chardonnay grapes were whole bunch pressed with the balance lightly crushed before pressing. After settling, juice is transferred to barrel of which 15% of new French oak. 25% undergoes spontaneous fermentation and the balance is inoculated with 4 different wine yeast cultures to best express the varietal characters of the final blend. Malolactic fermentation is prevented by the addition of sulphur dioxide at the end of alcoholic fermentation. The wine is left on the lees for 9 months before bottling.
 
Maturation: The wine spent 9 months in 225 litre barrels of which 15% was new French oak.

Other Vintages
Amani Chardonnay 2014 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2011 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2010 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2009 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2008 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2007 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2006 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
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Amani Chardonnay 2004 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2003 Danelle van Rensburg Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2002 Danelle van Rensburg Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2001 Mark Makepeace Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 2000 Catherine Marshall Chardonnay
Amani Chardonnay 1998 Catherine Marshall Chardonnay

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