Amani Kamili Chardonnay/Viognier 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.85 %vol
pH : 3.37
RS : 3.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.53 g/l
SO2 : 151 mg/l
Free SO2 : 16 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
The Amani Kamili is a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier which exhibits both varietals characters beautifully. The inviting nose shows lime, fused with apricots, ginger and rose petals. The nose starts with a lime fresh entrance which flows into ginger, apricots and ends with a prominent white pepper aftertaste. The Chardonnay portion is displayed by the weight and mouth covering aspect of the blend. The Kamili shows very good balances of fruit, acid and puckering texture, from the Viognier, lends a lingering aftertaste.
Blend Information
60% Chardonnay, 40% Viognier
Food Suggestions
Serve very chilled.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Klapmuts and Clovelly
Vineyard info: Hand picked at 22.5 - 23°B from 9 and 12 year old Chardonnay vines. Hand picked at 25°B from 5 year old Viognier vines.
In The Cellar
Both the Chardonnay and Viognier grapes were bunch sorted and whole bunch pressed for minimum phenolic extraction. On the Chardonnay 50% of the juice was left to undergo spontaneous fermentation while the rest was innoculated with a chosen yeast strain. Viognier was inoculated after the spontaneous ferment kicked in to benefit from both styles of ferments.
 
Maturation: The wine spent 9 months on lees with 22% of New French oak.

Other Vintages
Amani Kamili Chardonnay/Viognier 2010 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Kamili Chardonnay/Viognier 2010 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Kamili Chardonnay/Viognier 2009 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay
Amani Kamili Chardonnay/Viognier 2008 Carmen Stevens Chardonnay

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