Sutherland Reserve Chardonnay 2016
|FoodSuggest||Forest mushroom risotto topped with truffle oil and parmesan.|
|Ageing||Enjoy now through to 2022.|
Yeasts: D522 (Lalvin M)
Barrel selection: 12 barrels were identified as exceptional. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 228 L French oak barrels. The wine spends 10 months on its gross fermentation lees, with the lees being stirred on a regular basis.
|Harvest||Picking date: 11 February 2016
Grape sugar: 22.5 °B
Acidity: 6.67 g/l
pH at harvest: 3.36
|Vineyard||Root stock: Richter 110
Soil type: Tukulu
Age of vines: Planted 2004
Plant density: 7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.
Yield: 10 t/ha
Irrigation: Moderate summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for Grapes.
- Range: Sutherland