Meerlust - Chardonnay 2009
Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue.Complex, appealing nose with quince, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness.
On the palate the wine is full bodied & generous, but still balanced by crisp acidity. There is ripe tropical fruit & creaminess balanced by a pure minerality typical of the variety. The wine has a long , very pleasant lingering finish indicating the richness and persistence of the vintage.
Sourced from 2 vineyards on the Estate planted in 1991 (15 years old in year of vintage) situated on alluvial Dundee soils. Crop thinning at pruning and at veraison. 5 Seperate picking stages at optimum ripeness.