Amani Chardonnay 2005
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.05 %vol
pH : 3.46
RS : 1.80 g/l
Total Acid : 7.0 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.31 g/l
SO2 : 124 mg/l
Free SO2 : 26 mg/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
Chosen for South African Airlines first class
Tasting Notes
This chardonnay has a brilliant medium straw color with luminous green hue. The bouquet shows an intense union of ginger biscuit, melon, nuts and black liquorice the palate is an elegancy of lime and mineral salts with some ripe papaya on the mid palate and finishes very fresh and cleansing.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
The honey and oak brought to the fore through age will lend this chardonnay to buttery delights such as chicken kiev, shrimp scampi sauteed in lemon butter, baked ziti, stir fry with pesto and chili powder. This lovely wine adds richness to any white meat and will balance well for both the enjoyment of both wine and food.
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road , Stellenbosch.
Soil Type: Glenrosa and Fernwood.
Vineyard Info: Hand picked 22.5 - 24°B from 9 and 12 year old vines. Yield= 6.2 tons/ha.
About The Harvest
Fruit is picked in light boxes to prevent crushing the fruit.
In The Cellar
The grapes are stored in a cold room to preserve the SBL flavours. Grapes are stringently sorted as soon as they are delivered to the cellar. Fermentation of different batches is done in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures with chosen pure yeast cultures.

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

Other Vintages
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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
Amani Chardonnay 2005 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
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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