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2011 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY

KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY




In keeping with the style of the Bouchard Finlayson “Limited Edition” Chardonnay, we maintain the tried and tested recipe where 50% of the wine has been matured in new French oak and 50% is without oak. The grapes originate from the very special Kaaimansgat farm which is a “site specific” vineyard of late ripening grapes in the mountains behind the village of Villiersdorp.  The reason for this late ripening stems from the valley aspect where two very tall mountains reduce the diurnal and thereby extends the ripening period to mid- March, which is essentially four weeks later than elsewhere in the Cape .  

A limited quantity of this wine is produced. In this instance only 3648 bottles which have enjoyed three years maturation whereby time has responded in achieving best flavour development and enhancement of the Chardonnay character. The new wood compliment provides added vanilla and toasted hazelnut tones. The wine is broad and powerful with a firm underlying structure that allows the lemon, toast and peach flavours to exaggerate as it matures!  The firm streak of fruit acid binds the structure and graces the finish.

Alcohol 13,31% Total Acid 5,4 g/L
Residual Sugar 1,8 g/L pH 3,44






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
2011 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY
2012 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
2013 CROCODILE’S LAIR / KAAIMANSGAT CHARDONNAY
2013 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC 'RESERVE'
2014 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2013 BLANC DE MER


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