Atkinson Ridge Chardonnay 2006
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 14.00 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 3.4 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.68 g/l
SO2 : 108 mg/l
Free SO2 : 30 mg/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
Atkinson Ridge Chardonnay 2006 exhibits a savoury mineral nose that flows over into sweet orange peel with gunflint. There is traces of ginger and lime on the nose. The palate is fresh with a crisp lime entrance, a sweet impression on the mid palate, and a mineral, savoury texture on the finish. There is good oak management and expression of the fruit's variety.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
Sushi, Fish Curries, Seafood Pastas, Salads, Lobster or Crayfish, Chicken or Seafood with Creamy Sauces
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Soil type: Glenrosa and Fernwood
Vineyard info: Hand picked 22.5 - 24ยบ B from 8 and 11 year old vines, yield="6".2 tons/ha
In The Cellar
Bunch sorting is done on the Chardonnay grapes to make the final blend a combination of both whole and crushed fruit. Fermentation was 50% spontaneous and the rest wass done with a pre chosen yeast culture. To preserve the fruity aspect of the grape variety, it did not undergo a secondary ferment. The wine was kept on the lees for 9-11 months.

Maturation: The wine spent 4 months in 30% new French oak and 5 months in new French oak.

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