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2014 Clos Malverne Chardonnay


This lightly-oaked chardonnay was in wood for only three months. The suttle hint of combined French and American oak allow the citrus flavours to emerge, together with hints of vanilla. Ready to be enjoyed now or in a year’s time.

Origin
From selected vineyards in the prime red wine growing area of the Devon Valley near Stellenbosch.

Climate
Mediterranean - summers are warm and dry, whilst sea breezes from the nearby False Bay cool the vineyards in the afternoons. The winters are wet and cold with a high average rainfall.

Vinification
The grapes are hand- harvested at optimal ripeness. They are then destalked, crushed and pressed. Thereafter the wine is inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Fermentation and maturation takes place in French and American oak barrels on the fine lees for a total of 3 months. After fermentation the wine is filtered and bottled.

Tasting Notes
This lightly oaked chardonnay was in wood for only 3 months. The suttle hint of combined French and American oak alow the citrus flavours to stand out with hints of vanilla. Ready to be enjoyed now or in a year’s time.

Purchase Online here: International Food Club - Clos Malverne - Chardonnay 2014 (750ml)

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