Quoin Rock Chardonnay 2018
Cultivar/s | Chardonnay 100%
Vintage | 2018
Origin | Western Cape (Stellenbosch and Elim)
Average Yield | 71⁄2 tons/Ha
Hand-picked grapes are whole-bunch pressed into 2nd-fill French oak barrels. Selected yeast strains used for fermentation and regular battonage (lees stirring) done on a monthly basis until final blending.
85% Barrel (50 % new oak) French 225 L barrels / 15 % Concrete egg for 9 months.
Straw colour with hint of green – youthful and vibrant. Attractive nose showing ripe citrus and orange peel leading to hints of vanilla spice oak and toasted brioche. Citrus peel on palate with good weight and lightly buttery texture. The wine is well balanced with fresh acid and minerality persistent lemon/lime on the finish.
An absolutely beautiful wine, perfect on its own, but also the ideal partner to most seafood dishes and pasta.
Alcohol : 12,44%
Ageing Potential : More than 10 years from vintage.