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Fairview Chardonnay 2021

R140.00 VAT Inc.

Clear, bright and pale gold colour. Pretty aromas of lemon and lime, ripe apricots, spring blossoms with whiffs of flinty sea salt and subtle French oak too. Layers of flavours on the palate such as citrus, green pineapple underpinned with salinity and a dry finish. Silky texture from extended lees-contact and a fresh lingering acidity adds complexity. Drink now or leave to rest for 2 to 3 years.

An excellent aperitif. Its fresh, crisp profile makes this wine an ideal match for salads, seafood and lighter meat dishes.

Description

The grapes used in the Fairview Chardonnay was sourced from two vineyard sites, both planted on granite soils. Firstly, an unirrigated trellised vineyard grown on oakleaf soils in Darling and a trellised vineyard on decomposed granite soils in Paarl. The Darling component is wonderfully delicate, bringing subtlety to the wine while the Paarl component brings breadth, complementing the racy Darling fruit.

The grapes were harvested at an average of 22 degrees balling. 40% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks (unwooded). The wooded component was fermented in 225 L French oak barrels, with a third in new oak barrels, a third in second fill and the final third in 3rd fill oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees for 10 months before blending and bottling.

Additional information

Weight 1.33 kg
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 39 cm
Wine range

Fairview

Volume

750ml

Food pairing ideas

An excellent apéritif, its fresh, crisp profile makes this an ideal match for salads, seafood and lighter meat dishes.

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Brand: Fairview
Bottle Size: 750ml
Vintage: 2021
Alcohol: 13.82%
Acidity: 5.9g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.5g/l
PH: 3.48
Closure: Screwtop
Region: Coastal
Varietal/s: 100% Chardonnay
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