Aristea Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, 2017

Aristea Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, 2017

Lot: 1059 Supplier: ARISTEA Country/Region: South Africa /Stellenbosch Major Grape: Chardonnay

A great follow up to the maiden 2016 vintage, the 2017 has mellow aromas of custard with vanilla, yellow nectarine and toasty notes. It is smooth and medium bodied with butterscotch and spicy flavours complementing ripe white fruits. A citrus and sour Mirabelle plum acidity is combined with a lingering toasty finish to produce a complex and moreish wine. Chardonnay grapes from specific sites in Stellenbosch were harvested on February 10, 2017 into small boxes and left overnight in a cold room. Half were whole bunch pressed, the other half de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was fermented and matured for 11 months in a combination of French oak barrels with 40% new, 30% second fill and 30% third fill. Each barrel underwent malolactic fermentation and the lees regularly stirred.

White
White
Will develop, drink within 2 years
Will develop, drink within 2 years
Medium Oak
Medium Oak
Medium Concentration
Medium Concentration
Less than 100 cs avail.
Less than 100 cs avail.
Maturity
7
Drinkability
9
Sweetness
0

$281.00 Case: 6 bottles Size: 750ml Price per bottle: $46.83

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