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The Agnes Chardonnay

The Agnes Chardonnay is named after our Great Grandmother, Agnes Floyd, who arrived in South Africa at the tender age of 14. Sturdy in build and character, she is reputed to be the first lady to have had a driver's licence in the city of Cape Town. This multiple vineyard blend is made to reflect the resilience and strength of Agnes, with each vineyard contributing complexity to the final wine.

Latest release (2018)

A complex, balanced vintage reflecting the distinctness of its five fruit sources. White peach, litchi and green apple on the nose with lime zest, butterscotch and a pleasant gunflint and smoke on the palate. Restrained oaking and crisp acidity provide leanness and edge to support the prominent primary fruit.

Vinification

Sourced from five vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg regions. Produced using the traditional method of transferring the whole grape clusters straight from harvesting into the press and running the juice off into a settling tank. Fermented and aged in 228 and 500-litre French oak barrels, 10% new. Naturally fermented in barrel, where it remains for 9 months before bottling. No SO2 or enzymes are added prior to fermentation.

Technical Analysis

pH 3.33
alc% 13.28%
Total acidity 5.5 g/l

Total sulphites 58 mg/l
Residual sugar 1.8 g/l