Tesselaarsdal
Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2020

Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

A bright, tight and pure Chardonnay with lifted primary fruit character and notes of citrus blossom, sweet lemon grass and lees spice with a fine dusty minerality, introduce a long, gentle palate, again very expressive but also deliciously classical and restrained. This is a graceful and age-worthy wine with an almost crystalline purity.

Alcohol 12.75%
Acid 7.3
pH 3.32
Residual Sugar 1.6
Amphorae Ageing 6 months, 24%, stainless steel 18%
Barrel Ageing 6 months – old oak
Wooding 58% 228 litre French oak barrels
Tight Grain 100%
French Coopers François Frères 100%
Malolactic Fermentation 5th fill 50%
Yield 6 tons/ha
Production 574 cases
Fruit Origin Hemel-en-aarde Ridge 100%, Un-irrigated La Vierge Vineyards
Release Date November 2020
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“[T]he most impressive new Chardonnays we have tasted in this price range and highly recommended for fans of mineral-driven Chardonnay.”

— envoyerfinewines.com, www.envoyerfinewines.com/products/2019-tesselaarsdal-chardonnay

Chardonnay 2019

Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

A particularly bright, tight and pure Chardonnay with marked elegance. Clean and lifted primary fruit character and citrus blossom introduce a long, gentle palate, very expressive but also deliciously classical and restrained. This is a graceful and age-worthy wine with an almost crystalline purity.

Alcohol 13.14%
Acid 6.6
pH 3.41
Residual Sugar 1.6
Amphorae Ageing 6 months, 50%
Barrel Ageing 6 months
Wooding 50% 228 litre French oak barrels
Tight Grain 100%
French Coopers François Frères 100%
Malolactic Fermentation 4th fill 50%
Yield 6 tons/ha
Production 297.33 cases
Fruit Origin Hemel-en-aarde Ridge 100%, Un-irrigated La Vierge Vineyards
Release Date September 2019
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