C.A. Rookes Wine Merchants of Stratford Upon Avon

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Vintage 2013
  • CHARDONNAY SIMONSVLEI 'Premier Selection'


Suider Paarl, Western Cape, South-Africa South-Africa

SIMONSVLEI 'Premier Selection' 100% CHARDONNAY
Wine of Origin, from Western Cape Province of Paarl and surrounding areas in South Africa
The weather here is cold wet winters, and hot dry summers. 
An elegant, lightly wooded white wine, with aromas of lemons, pawpaw’s and soft vanilla on the nose, with tastes of limes, ripe peaches and apricots on the palate; Enjoy with oysters, smoked meats fish dishes or just as a great wine on its own.  
The Vineyards have mainly low-lying bush Chardonnay vines with only 20% trellised in certain vineyards, with basic canopy and crop management and supplemented irrigation. The harvest date is about mid-February.  
In the Cellar grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, and then left to 'cold-soak' for 12-18 hours, prior to the fermentation being started. The juice is fermented on wood in stainless steel tanks and once matured and prior to bottling the wines are filtered and stabilized for distribution.

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ABV 13.5% by volume 75cl glass bottle with screw top TAX content £3.21 that's 46.19%

Excellent with

Oysters and smoked meats fish dishes

PER BOTTLE £4.99 (inc VAT)

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