Amani Chardonnay 2007
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.76 %vol
pH : 3.31
RS : 2.7 g/l
Total Acid : 6.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity : .040 g/l
SO2 : 111 mg/l
Free SO2 : 25 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
The Amani Chardonnay 2007 reflex a savoury first impression that opens up to an inviting fresh floral expression, combined with ripe mango flavours and a caramel appeal while still showing a lime freshness. The palate entrance is crisp and fresh expressing a combination of flowers and flintiness with a light elegant finish that lingers on the aftertaste. The palate elegance suggests a well managed wood influence while still respecting the fruit component.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Klapmuts and Fernwood
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 22.5° - 23.5° Balling from 10 and 11 year old vines.
Yield: 6.2t/ha.
In The Cellar
Vinification:
Only bunch sorting is done on the Chardonnay Grapes. The final blend is a combination of whole and crushed fruit. Fermentation is 50% spontanious and the rest inoculated with a pre-selected yeast culture. The wine does not under go a secondary ferment to preserve the fruity aspect of the grape variety. Wine is kept on the lees for 9 – 11 months.

Maturation: 
The wine spent 10 months in 19.6% 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

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