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Rickety Bridge Chardonnay

R 171.00
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Technical Analysis
Alc. 12.22% | RS 2.2 g/ℓ | TA 5.6 g/ℓ | pH 3.36
Chardonnay vineyards ranging from 22 – 26 years, grown on mild slopes of
Schale decomposed granite and alluvial sandy soils on Franschhoek’s
Dassenberg Mountain. Very low yielding at less than 3.5 tonnes / ha. Grapes
were harvested by hand in February at 22.8° Balling in the early morning
This wine was fermented in 500l French oak barrels and Austrian foudres.
(10% new and 90% older) The must was fermented at 14° - 17° C and lees was
stirred up daily. The wine was matured for 10 months.
Winemaker's Note
Citrus with nutty nuances, hints of orange blossom and subtle oak spice on
the nose. The rich and structured palate shows honey and tropical fruit with
hints of white flowers, caramel, spice and minerality which linger on the long
creamy finish.
Ready for your enjoyment, the wine has great ageing potential for up to at
least 2026.
Serving Temperature
8 - 12˚C
Food Suggestions
Chicken dishes, prawn pasta and seared salmon
Made in Franschhoek, South Africa.