Amani Chardonnay 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.51 %vol
pH : 3.29
RS : 2.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.55 g/l
SO2 : 114 mg/l
Free SO2 : 30 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
4 stars John Platter
Tasting Notes
Stehe Amani Chardonnay 2011 exhibits a full yet flinty expression that flows over into lime, pine nuts and sweet winter melon flavours. The palate expresses a sweet and sour limey mineral element. That is followed by roasted almond slivers. The mineral-limey aspect is supported by a sweet mid-palate which adds length and intensity of flavours on the after palate.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Klapmuts and Fernwood
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 22.5° - 23.5° Balling from 14 and 17 year old vines.
Yield: 6.2t/ha
In The Cellar
Vinification: The Chardonnay grapes are strictly bunch sorted. The final blend is a combination of whole, gently crushed fruit and solids fermentation to add complexity. All fruit underwent 100% spontaneous fermentation and the blend relies 100% on natural acid (no acid added). Secondary fermentation is inhibited thus, preserving the crisp fruity aspect of the grape variety. The wine is kept on the lees for 10 months without batonnage.

Maturation: The wine spent 10 months in 12% new French oak and 21% second fill barrels.

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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