Decanal Chardonnay is made from carefully selected grapes grown in South-West facing vineyards, whose well-drained soil is rich in minerals. The wine is a beautiful, pure expression of Chardonnay fruit; completely un-oaked, the flavours of apple and pear really shine through.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
HARVEST: The grapes are carefully picked by hand in mid-September. This Chardonnay produces the ripest grapes, which are handpicked, gently pressed and vinified to obtain the perfect balance of fresh fruit and acidity.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are de-stemmed and very gently soft pressed in a pneumatic press. The juice is chilled to allow a natural separation of sediment, after which selected yeasts are added to initiate fermentation.
FERMENTATION: Fermentation takes place off the skins in temperature controlled conditions not exceeding 18°C in stainless steel for approximately 15 days.
ALCOHOL: 12% vol
TASTING NOTES: Decanal Chardonnay is dry, elegant and lush, with a profound bouquet, complex palate and long, harmonious finish. Serve chilled with light pasta dishes and seafood.