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Edgebaston Chardonnay 2018
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 14.20 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.5 g/l
SO2 : 80 mg/l
Free SO2 : 32 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
This is the Eleventh vintage of Edgebaston Chardonnay. The wine is made from 4 different vineyards. 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 aging 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.

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In The Vineyard

Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay, Hutton.

About The Harvest

Hand picked Chardonnay grapes.
Harvest date: Early February to Mid February 2018

In The Cellar

Hand picked Chardonnay grapes, from 4 blocks with sugars from 22 Brix up to 25 brix to ensure a variety of flavours. Barrel fermented with natural yeasts. 30% malolactic fermentation.
Ten months in French Oak
10% New French Oak - Nevers,  Allier;  Medium Toasted
45% 2nd Fill French Oak - Medium Toasted
45% 3rd Fill French Oak


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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