Survivor Chardonnay 2021

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Survivor Chardonnay 2021

R250

 

This beautifully poised 2021 barrel-fermented Chardonnay, has a complex nose of lime and ripe pear with a buttery undertone. The multi-layered palate is filled with deciduous fruit flavours and quality wood spices and livened by a crisp Burgundian acid.

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This beautifully poised 2021 barrel-fermented Chardonnay, has a complex nose of lime and ripe pear with a buttery undertone. The multi-layered palate is filled with deciduous fruit flavours and quality wood spices and livened by a crisp Burgundian acid.

The grapes were sourced from a selection of sandy loam blocks that are located on the colder sites of the farm, assuring winter frost every winter and thus providing the Chardonnay vines with the required cold units to bud uniformly year after year. The vines are not irrigated throughout the ripening season, forcing them to dig their roots deeper in search of water.

After gentle pressing and cold settling, the wine is gravity-fed into small Burgundian sourced French oak barrels (228 -300L) of which 33% is new barrels and left to start natural fermentation. Completing fermentation can take from 3 weeks to 3 months for individual barrels. After fermentation, the wine undergoes lees contact for an average of 10 months on the gross lees without bâtonnage. Newer barrels are left longer (11 months) to achieve full integration while older barrels are emptied at 8-9 months to retain freshness. All batches & barrel treatments are kept separately. Each barrel gets assessed individually for its suitability.

After 3 years of dry and hot conditions, 2020 was a welcome return to normality. Temperate spring and even flowering lead to a moderate summer with slow ripening conditions. A hot February gave ripening a boost but overall picking was slightly later with full flavours. Up on yield slightly but good quality with fresh acidities and beautiful analyses.

Creamy seafood dishes
Game birds
Roasted vegetable dishes

2 reviews for Survivor Chardonnay 2021

Sharika Geldenhuys

I was so excited to be one of the first to uncork this vintage and I must say a masterpiece in its finest form, the aromas are amazing! Well done with this one Survivor!

Lise

The 2020 is one of my all time favourite wines and I did not expect to be impressed again. But this wine is every inch the classy, elegant twin of its predecessor.

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