Six Hats Chardonnay
2009 Chardonnay


Vineyard: Piekenierskloof
Soil Type: Sandy, loam soils.
Vine Age: 12 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: Last week of February 2009.
Yield: Below 6 tons per hectare


Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Piekenierskloof region. These vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed for best quality fruits.
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the grapes to retain their fruitiness and flavors. Only the free run juice was settled and inoculated with selected yeast strains, fermenting under controlled conditions at 12° Centigrade. Wine was fermented on French oak for two months.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light yellow.
Nose: A well rounded wine with rich red apple aroma's.
Palate: Juicy pineapple flavors. Some citrus and vanilla on the aftertaste.
Other: Enjoy with poultry or Asian cuisine.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 3.2
TA (g/l): 5.41
pH: 3.46