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2013 CROCODILE’S LAIR / “KAAIMANSGAT” CHARDONNAY

2011 CROCODILE’S LAIR / “KAAIMANSGAT” CHARDONNAY




Our association with the Kaaimansgat Chardonnay vineyard has become an institution, which contributes emphatically to the Bouchard Finlayson Chardonnay success. A success which is beautifully illustrated one vintage after another with outstanding grapes and acclaimed wines. Now after 21 years we enjoy the situation of presenting the early release of the 2013 vintage where the late picking of the grapes has offered fruit display and presented a bottling with floral notes which play to the “fresh palate” enthusiasts.

The Kaaimansgat vineyard is in contrast to our home location where our own grapes originate from a gentle maritime location (and climate), while the mountain terroir of this Kaaimansgat vineyard enjoys real winters and altitude softened summers. High mountains defend against long days and offer late ripening conditions through their influence on shorter local diurnal sunlight conditions. A policy of non-irrigation is further cause for smaller fine berried concentrated fruit which offer a high skin to juice ratio.

These grapes were fermented in classic Burgundian fashion and allowed to age in small barrels in contact with the original fermentation yeast. The wine reflects a traditional mineral quality which is symptomatic of the vineyards austere location. While currently tight and fresh the evolution of this bottling will gradually offer more pronounced nutty and creamy components with enhanced maturation flavours.

Alcohol 13,53% Total Acid 5,2 g/L
Residual Sugar 1,8g/L pH 3,35






CURRENT VINTAGES
2009 TÊTE DE CUVÉE GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2010 TÊTE DE CUVÉE GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2012 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2012 HANNIBAL
2010 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY
2012 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
2013 CROCODILE’S LAIR / KAAIMANSGAT CHARDONNAY
2013 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
2010 SAUVIGNON BLANC 'RESERVE'
2013 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2013 BLANC DE MER


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