Survivor Chardonnay 2020

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Survivor Chardonnay 2020

R250

 

A barrel-fermented wine with an intense bouquet of citrus, peach, and floral undertones. Mouth-filling richness derived from lees contact in the barrel while the palate is complemented by fruit notes and balanced acidity. The finish portrays its cool climate pedigree with a crisp liveliness and lingering finish.

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A barrel-fermented wine with an intense bouquet of citrus, peach, and floral undertones. Mouth-filling richness derived from lees contact in the barrel while the palate is complemented by fruit notes and balanced acidity. The finish portrays its cool climate pedigree with a crisp liveliness and lingering finish.

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

4 reviews for Survivor Chardonnay 2020

Rachie Müller

My absolute favorite! A good balance of fruity flavours and oak intensity.

Sharika Geldenhuys

If I had to pick a favourite, it would have to be this Chardonnay!

Elisa Cupido

This Chardonnay is by far my absolute favourite of the range. The Elgin fruit is complimented by the French oak barrel. Rich in texture, fruit driven and well rounded. Absolutely a winner and well awarded

Chloe

This Chardonnay is my absolute favourite ever! Survivor wines just delivers the best year after year!!

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