Amani Chardonnay 2004
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.57 %vol
pH : 3.5
Total Acid : 6.29 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
This chardonnay has a brilliant medium straw color and subtle luminous green hue. The aroma is a complex combination of lime, sweet orange, and fresh dates in an underlying flintiness. The palate has elegantly restrained flavors of lime, nectarines and almonds.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
Sushi, Fish, Curries, Seafood Pastas, Salads, Lobster or Crayfish or Seafood with Creamy Sauces.
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road , Stellenbosch.
Soil Type: Klapmuts and Fernwood.
Vineyard Info: Hand picked 22.5 - 23°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
Fruit was stringently sorted and fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks with pure, neutral yeast. Temperatures were kept at 12°C. The ferment was transferred to barrels under gravitation and the wine was kept on lees for 9 months, stirred (battonage) regularly.

Maturation: The wine spent 9 months in 30% 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
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

Divine Wine for Substainable Production More about Enviro Wines
Join our Facebook page Follow us on twitter PAIA Manual
Tel: +27.713628257      Email: Wine@amani.co.za  
Poladraai Road, P.O. Box 12422 , Die Boord, 7613, South Africa