La Brune The Valley Chardonnay

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Winemaker – Nico Grobler
 
Varietals – 100% Chardonnay 
 
Origin – Smarag, Elgin Valley
 
Clone – CY 277
 
Age of vines – 10 years
 
Soil – Bokkeveld Shale
 
Planting density – 3 500 vines/ Ha
 
Elevation – 350 metres above sea level
 
Yield – 10 Tons/ Ha
 
Vinification – Whole bunch press. Settling for 24 hours. Spontaneous fermentation of which first 100% is in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation wine goes to barrel for 6 months.
 
Oaking – 6 months, 500L 'untoasted' 500L barrels. Only 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill. Oak from forest Pierre du Bourgogne. Barrels are custom made for La Brune by Nico and Bruno Lorenzon.
 
Winemakers Notes – Fresh, pure and clean, citrus, apples and pears. Linear and tight with a mineral core coated with some beautiful Elgin fruit ending in a long clean finish.
 
Production – 1 000 cases x 6
 
Aging Potential – 3 to 6 years
  

750ml.

Made in Elgin, South Africa.