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Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

La Bri Chardonnay sees subtle oak ageing and has a chalky, lemon, quince nose with crisp Granny Smith apple acidity on the palate and a lingering lime finish.

At La Bri, each wine is linked to a specific flower–the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label: Chardonnay is represented by Clivia miniata (or Yellow Clivia), after the Duchess of Northumberland, Lady Charlotte Clive who first cultivated the type specimen in England. The bright yellow colour of the Clivia is synonymous with our lively Chardonnay and its floral notes.

 

Winery

La Bri

Region

South Africa

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Location of Vineyards

Franschhoek, South Africa

Vinification

Handpicked in the last week of January. Overnight cold storage of the grapes preserved the fresh fruity character during whole bunch pressing. After settling, the clear juice was racked off its gross lees into 50% new French oak barrels. The wine underwent natural fermentation in the barrels. After three months lees contact the wine was racked and returned to age for a total of 12 months.

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Oenologist

Irene Waller