Amani Chardonnay 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.3
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 7.4 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.48 g/l
SO2 : 138 mg/l
Free SO2 : 15 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
South African Airways 2010 - listing on Business class
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 - Gold Medal
Tasting Notes
The Amani Chardonnay 2008 is a fusion of white flowers and white pepper enhanced by a baked sweet bread impression that flows into a savoury/salty appeal. The palate bursts of flavour; floral, white pepper, lime and there is a sweet linger to the aftertaste, beautifully balanced acids. Fantastic use of oak, filling the palate with elegance.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Klapmuts and Fernwood
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 22.5° - 23.5° Balling from 12 and 15 year old vines.
Yield: 6.2t/ha.
In The Cellar
The Chardonnay grapes are strictly bunch sorted. The final blend is a combination of whole, gently crushed fruit and solids fermentation to add complexity to the final blend. The final blend is a combination of 70% spontaneous fermentation with the remainder inoculated with a pre-selected yeast strain. Secondary fermentation is not employed, thus preserving the fruity crisp aspect of the grape variety. The wine is kept on the lees for 9 - 11 months without batonnage.

Maturation: The wine spent 10 months in 22% 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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