ZONNEBLOEM CHARDONNAY

It is the intricate touches that make this golden wine so special. From the delicate minerality with subtle hints of vanilla on the nose, through to the finesse of the palate, which combines citrus flavours with soft vanilla wood spice.


  • Vineyards
  • Winemaking
  • Winemakers Comments
  • Food Pairing
  • Chemical Analysis
Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist) The grapes were sourced from low-yielding, trellised vineyards in and around Stellenbosch, including Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch Kloof, Koelenhof, Helderberg and Polkadraai, as well as from the Malmesbury and Darling areas. The vines were 15 to 20 years old at the time of harvesting.
Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Elize Coetzee (Winemaker) The grapes were harvested by hand at 22° to 24° Balling from mid-February to the beginning of March. Each vineyard was separately vinified. Approximately 70% of the juice was fermented on wood segments and staves in stainless steel tanks at 13° to 16°C. The balance was fermented, without any wood, in stainless steel tanks at 13° to 15°C. In both instances, the wine was left on the lees for seven months.
Colour Clear with hints of straw. Bouquet Base of citrus with a burst of tangerine and lime. Palate Elegant minerality with subtle vanilla oak spice and a lean, refreshing lime aftertaste.
Enjoy this wine slightly chilled on its own, or with fresh salads, seafood, fish or chicken dishes prepared with cream-based sauces.
Alcohol: 13,49% by volume Residual sugar: 4.44 g/l Total acidity: 6,25 g/l pH: 3,28

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Our attention to detail and appreciation of the hand of time lie behind this selection of excellent South African wines.Whether you're a lover of a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a summer's day or more into cosy fireside Merlots, browse our list of excellent Zonnebloem wines below to find something to suit your taste.
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