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Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Louwtjie Vlok
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 12.5 %vol
pH : 3.73
RS : 3.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.41 g/l
SO2 : 126 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White


Tasting Notes
This Chardonnay is a full flavoured wine, yet balanced, with hints of lemon on the nose.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
This wine can be enjoyed with a variety of seafood or salads.
In The Vineyard
Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its wine  making tradition date back to 1777. The name depicts the profession and location of an indigenous community who embraced fair trade with the first European ships to visit the Cape of Good Hope during the 16th century. Koopmans is Dutch for trader and 'Kloof' is a Ravine. Late owner, Stevie Smit, set aside 98 ha of his farm as a fynbos reserve and started the Vineyard Trail -  a 24 km walk through vineyards and mountain heath along the ridge of the Bottelary Hills. Adding to the outdoor experience, the 'Berghut' was build in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Wine lands.

Soil Type: Sandy-Loam
Irrigation: Drip irregation
Vineyards: Trellised against the  Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction
Varietals: Chardonnay
Tons/ha: 6.5 ton/ha
Yeast:   NT116
About The Harvest
Harvest grapes at 23° Balling.
In The Cellar
Skin contact only during separation from skins. Settling of juice over night in wine tanks. Remove juice from lease after settling. Juice taken to fermentation tanks to be inoculated with selected wine yeast for fermentation. Cold fermentation for 2 - 3 weeks at 12 - 14°C temperature.

Other Vintages
Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2016 Stephan Smit Chardonnay
Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2015 Stephan Smit Chardonnay
Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2014 Stephan Smit Chardonnay
Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2013 Stephan Smit Chardonnay
Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2012 Stephan Smit Chardonnay
Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2011 Louwtjie Vlok Chardonnay
Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2010 Louwtjie Vlok Chardonnay

Tel: +27.218652355   Fax: +27.865607145   Email: info@koopmanskloof.co.za  
P.O. Box 19, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa