Stellenrust Chardonnay Wild Yeast Barrel Fermented 2018
The wine has zesty acidity for graceful bottle ageing.
The grapes are crushed and the juice allowed skin contact for up to 8 hours without any sulphur additions. The hyperoxygenated juice is then taken to barrels without proper settling and allowed to ferment with wild yeasts. Fermentation can take up to 3 months to finish and the wine is often stirred to lift the lees after fermentation has completed.
This Chardonnay will complement spicy Thai grill vegetables or even well matured cheeses.
Chardonnay grapes are harvested at between 22 to 23° Balling.
Grapes for this wine are harvested from our highest altitude vineyards in the Bottelary Hills. Interestingly enough, it is also the only block of lime stone on any of our properties and our Grandfather decided many years ago to plant Chardonnay to this small patch of land.
- Range: Stellenrust Super Premium Range