Amani Kamili Chardonnay/Viognier 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 14 %vol
pH : 3.47
RS : 5.6 g/l
Total Acid : 6.9 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.51 g/l
SO2 : 127 mg/l
Free SO2 : 21 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
4 Stars - John Platter 2011
Tasting Notes
The Amani Kamili 2009 is a fusion of Chardonnay and Viognier grapes grown on Amani Vineyards. The nose exhibits an exotic fruit profile of lime, dried apricots, ripe passion fruit with some caramelized sugar fused with a savoury element. The nose shows a concentration that is experienced on the palate. Palate entrance is crisp and limey which is delicately balanced with a vanilla wood component and fruit concentration of apricots and a lingering salt tang. The Chardonnay component adds a mouth covering viscosity whilst the Viognier lends a puckering sensation to the finish.
Blend Information
59% Chardonnay, 41% 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 6 year old Viognier vines.
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 22.5 - 23° B from 10 and 13 year old Chardonnay vines.
Hand picked at 25° B from 6 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 40% of the juice  was cold settled overnight while the other 60% was taken directly to barrel after pressing. The Viognier was settled for 4 hours then transferred to barrel.  The Chardonnay portion relies on only natural acid. 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 16% in 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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