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Koopmanskloof Chardonnay 2013
Technical Analysis
: Stephan Smit
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 4.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : White
Style : Dry

Tasting Notes
Pale straw color. Lively tropical aromas of citrus lime and orange blossoms on the nose. Unwooded style. Palate shows excellent concentration of varietal characters with a satisfying finish, due to extended lees contact after primary fermentation. A truly well balanced, easy drinking fruit driven style.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
Enjoy on its own, or with Kingklip or a variety of chicken dishes.
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Sandy-Loam
Irrigation: Drip irrigation
Vineyards: Trellised against the Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction
Varietals: Chardonnay
Tons/ha: 6.5 ton/ha
Yeast: NT116

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 built in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.
About The Harvest
Fruit harvested at 23° Balling.
In The Cellar
Skin contact only during separation from skins. Settling of juice overnight 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
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