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Country of Origin & Region

Winery

South Africa, Stellenbosch region

Edgebaston

Edgebaston Chardonnay 2008

89 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (JM) - Silky on entry, full and suave in middle, fresh pineapple flavor, light oak element.

Tasting Notes

The wine has a rich, yellow-green color. Hints of candied cinnamon and cloves on the nose with citrus and lime follow through to the palate where creamy vanilla and peach flavors are backed by soft wood tannins. This is a Chardonnay with a fair amount of skin extract and it shows by the length that the taste remains in the mouth.

Food Accompaniments

Lobster, roasted chicken


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

89 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (JM)
Bright yellow. Pungent, pure aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, brown spices and white flowers. Silky on entry, then full and suave in the middle, with a fresh pineapple flavor complemented by a light oak element. For all its volume, this persistent chardonnay finishes fresh and firm.

88 pts Wine Spectator Web 2010 (JM)
Bright, with freshly cut yellow apple, melon and floral notes that mingle nicely through the lightly toasty, medium-weight finish.

4 Stars John Platter Wine Guide 2010
Pure lemon aromas & lingering flavours, mouthwatering acidity (no malo) ensure. Confidently matches creamy food or stands on its own. Spicy but not excessively oaked.



Winemaker Notes

Grapes from a very mature Chardonnay vineyard were handpicked and whole bunch pressed before settling the juice overnight. The clean juice was racked to barrel where natural fermentation occurred. Very little malolactic fermentation took place and after 12 months maturation on gross lees, the wine was racked, filtered and bottled. This vineyard block is close to 30 years old, which is old for South African Chardonnay. It was organically farmed (although not certified) and produced intensely concentrated grapes.


Chemical Analysis

Price

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Varietal

Alcohol:13.5
pH: 3.33
Total Acid: 5.9
Residual Sugar: 3,6
Free/Total Sulfur: 27/89

$14.99

8057

Chardonnay


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