Paserene Chardonnay 2021
Paserene Chardonnay 2021

    Paserene Chardonnay 2021

    R 700.00

    The 2021 Paserene Chardonnay shows great promise. Green to gold in colour with a vibrantly clear tint. On the nose the wine shows bright citrus  with whiffs of lemon sponge, honeysuckle and oatmeal, followed by chalk and a saline ocean spray.  This vintage is yet again endowed by exuberant acidity which gives the wine a fighting chance to age well beyond decades. The wine has great texture and is very well balanced. This wine shows great pedigree.

    Green to gold in colour with a vibrantly clear tint. On the nose the wine shows bright citrus with whiffs of lemon sponge, honeysuckle and oatmeal, followed by chalk and a saline ocean spray. The wine boasts a broad and flavourful palate with domineering flavours of lime,  complemented by rich yet still delicate tropical and notes of lightly grilled nuts.

    This  vintage is yet again endowed by exuberant acidity which gives the wine a fighting  chance to age well beyond decades. The wine has great texture and is very well  balanced. This wine shows great pedigree.

    There is a gentle femininity to the wine, much like the Elgin terroir from which the grapes are sourced.

    The grapes were picked between 22 and 23 Brix, then transported to the
    winery and cooled to 1C. The grapes were loaded into the press whole and pressed for about 7 hours upon which the juice was transferred unsettled to barrel at about 600 NTU. The whole process takes place in the presence of oxygen and this greatly contributes to the wine’s ability to age. Fermentation sets in naturally after about 4 days and last for just over a month. Due to the low pH, the wine takes about 12 months to complete malolactic fermentation.

    The Chardonnay barrels were rolled and not stirred for batonnage. This
    enables the wine to benefit from sediment contact without too much oxygen uptake. The wine spent 16 months in barrel, which is exceptionally long for a white wine. Thirty percent new oak, while the rest were aged in second and third fill barrels. The wine was bottled unfiltered and matured in bottle for one year before release.

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