SOUTH AFRICA


Six Hats Chardonnay
2012 Chardonnay

Viticulture

Vineyard: Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Piekenierskloof region.
Soil Type: Sandy and Loam.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: Last week of February.
Yield: Less than 6t/ha.

Vinification:

Six principles form the core of the Six Hats philosophy, "Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability". Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
SIX HATS IS A REGISTERED FAIRTRADE PRODUCER.

Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the grapes to retain their fruitiness and flavours. Only the free run juice was settled and inoculated with selected yeast strains; fermented under controlled conditions at 12 °Centigrade. The wine was aged in French oak for 2 months.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light yellow.
Nose: Rich red apple aromas.
Palate: It is juicy and complemented with tropical fruits such as Pineapple, finishes on notes of citrus and vanilla.
Other: Pairs well with poultry and Asian cuisine.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 3
TA (g/l): 6.24
pH: 3.24
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