Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

£23.75

A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. A prominent core of intense pear fruit aromas and flavours is brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of natural acidity and a dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.

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A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. A prominent core of intense pear fruit aromas and flavours is brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of natural acidity and a dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage. Hamilton Russell Vineyards – the most southerly wine estate in Africa – is located in the cool, maritime Walker Bay wine region near the old fishing village of Hermanus. Founder Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare farm in 1975; his son Anthony took over in 1991.The estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which are widely regarded as among the best in the New World. Extensive soil research in 1994 identified 52 hectares of stony, clay-rich, shale-derived soil as optimal for the individual, origin expressive style they aim for and all plantings have now been limited to this soil type. Food Recommendations:- Perfect with seafood, light meat dishes and summer salads.Pan Fried Scallops, FruitsdeMeror, Roast chicken Fermentedand maturedin228L, light-grained Frenchoakbarrels, witha medium to light toasting level. The percentage of wine that goes through malolactic fermentation, the percentage of new oak and the lengthof time in oak,varies with the nature of eachvintage. Great care is taken in ensuring that the oak character is well integrated with the fruit character. For this wine,86% of the wine was barrel fermented,8% in Clay Amphorae and 6% in Stainless Steel. The wine was aged in barrel for8 months.

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Weight 1000 kg
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