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Chardonnay, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Vibrant tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavours of apple, pear, honey and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats & Clayton Christians

VARIETY

Chardonnay

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The very dry, warm weather conditions throughout the 2019 harvest resulted in healthy grapes and small berries with good intensity. Despite the drought conditions yields were good in the general Coastal and Breed river area. The vintage was free of disease and vine stress, and the vines were able to carry the crop to optimum ripeness.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours. They were de-stemmed and gently pressed with the juice settling overnight. Most of the wine was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to create a bright, fruit-driven final product. A small portion was fermented in new 225 litre French oak barrels, with weekly bâtonnage. The wine was aged on its fine lees for several months to develop further in complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chardonnay, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Vibrant tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavours of apple, pear, honey and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats & Clayton Christians

VARIETY

Chardonnay

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2018 harvest kicked off 7-14 days later than usual in most regions. After slow shoot growth initially, vines picked up the pace as temperatures rose towards the end of November. Although December and January were hot, none of the usual heatwaves were present. The rest of the growing season and harvest were notably cooler than normal. Vineyards were healthy with limited incidences of pests, diseases or rot thanks to the dry weather.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours. They were de-stemmed and gently pressed with the juice settling overnight. Most of the wine was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to create a bright, fruit-driven final product. A small portion (roughly 3%) was fermented in new 225 litre French oak barrels, with weekly bâtonnage. The wine was aged on its fine lees for several months to develop further in complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chardonnay, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Vibrant tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavours of apple, pear, honey and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.1 g/L

pH

3.53

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Chardonnay

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2017 was an exceptional vintage. The growing season was characterised by extremely dry conditions, with ideal warm days and cool nights and none of the typical summer heatwaves. The drought conditions meant that there was no rot or disease pressure and resulted in small berries and reduced yields. Grapes retained excellent natural acidity and the vintage produced wines of great freshness, concentration and flavour intensity.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours. They were de-stemmed and gently pressed with the juice settling overnight. Most of the wine was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to create a bright, fruit-driven final product. A small portion (roughly 3%) was fermented in new 225 litre French oak barrels, with weekly bâtonnage. The wine was aged on its fine lees for several months to develop further in complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chardonnay, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Bright tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavours of apple, pear, honey, and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.52

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Chardonnay

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2016 growing season was extremely dry and hot. It was the earliest harvest on record in the Cape, occurring on average two weeks earlier than usual. Warm, dry conditions helped to keep grapes free from any rot or disease pressure. Low moisture levels resulted in reduced yields, with vines producing compact bunches and small berries which translated into wines of great fruit concentration. Ripeness was achieved at lower sugar (and hence alcohol) levels.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours. They were de-stemmed and gently pressed, and the juice was settled overnight. Most of the wine was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to create a bright, fruit-driven wine. A small portion (roughly 2%) was fermented in new 225 litre French oak barrels, with weekly bâtonnage. The wine was aged on its fine lees for several months to develop further in complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chardonnay, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Bright tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavours of apple, pear, honey, and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.1 g/L

pH

3.58

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Chardonnay

TIME IN OAK

11 months (portion of blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2015 growing season was one of the driest and earliest on record, with Chardonnay being harvested 1 to 2 weeks earlier than usual. There were none of the typical heat waves, and cooler than normal temperatures created ideal conditions for ripening and harvesting, resulting in a textbook vintage. Very little rain coupled with strong winds translated into very healthy grapes, with small berry size, good sugar levels and lots of natural acidity. Quality of the resulting wines is outstanding, with intense fruit flavours and exceptional balance.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours. They were de-stemmed, left in cold skin contact for four hours, then gently pressed and the juice was settled overnight. Most of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to create a bright, fruit-driven wine. A small portion (roughly 5%) was fermented in new 225L French oak barrels, with weekly bâtonnage. The wine was aged on its lees for several months to develop further in complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chardonnay, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Bright tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavours of apple, pear, honey, and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5.4 g/L

pH

3.66

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Chardonnay

HARVEST DATE

January 2015

TIME IN OAK

11 months (portion of blend)

SULPHUR

Total: 147 Free: 34

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2014 growing season was cooler than normal. A long, cold winter with greater rainfall than normal allowed proper dormancy in the vineyards. Less wind than usual at the time of flowering enabled very good setting of the fruit. The cooler growing season, free of the typical summer heatwaves, resulted in a slower ripening of the grapes, thus helping with flavour development and concentration.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours to maintain the freshness of the fruit. They were de-stemmed, left in cold skin contact for four hours, and then gently pressed. The juice was settled overnight before fermentation, which occurred in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels. The wine was left on its lees for several months to develop further in complexity.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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