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Edgebaston Chardonnay 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 13.8 %vol
pH : 3.34
RS : 2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.2 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.47 g/l
SO2 : 89 mg/l
Free SO2 : 22 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
Platter Guide 2015: 4½ Star Platter
eRobert Parker 91
89 points: Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
Gold: Veritas 2013
Gold: Vitis Vinifera
Grand Gold: SAWi 2015
Tasting Notes
This is the Seventh vintage of Edgebaston Chardonnay. The wine includes grapes from a 30 year old vineyard with 7 different clones of Chardonnay planted. As with previous vintages, the wine shows an elegant minerality with lime-citrus, sourdough and cinnamon flavours. The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good ageing potential. A floral note of wild, white flowers such as frangipani and almond blossom is obvious on the front of the nose and follows through the palate.
Ageing Potential
The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good ageing potential.
Blend Information
100% Chardonnay
Food Suggestions
Likened by many to the flavours found in cooler Burgundian and Chablis sites, the focus here is to make elegant wines, the ideal accompaniment to foods such as paella, quail and pork.
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay, Hutton.
About The Harvest
Hand picked Chardonnay grapes, picked in three tranches with sugars from 22 Brix up to 25 brix to ensure a variety of flavours.
In The Cellar
Barrel fermented with natural yeasts.  30% malolactic fermentation.  

Wood Elevation 
50% New French Oak - Nevers, Allier - Medium Toasted  
30% 2nd Fill French Oak - Medium Toasted  
10% 3rd Fill French Oak   
10% Nomblot Egg

Other Vintages
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2018 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2017 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2016 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2015 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2014 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2013 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2013 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2012 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2010 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2009 David Finlayson Chardonnay
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2008 David Finlayson Chardonnay

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