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Aaldering Vineyards & Wines

Florence Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2017

South Africa, Western Cape
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Aaldering Estate Noble Late Harvest 2016
Florence by Aaldering White 2018
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Gert-Jan Posthuma
Export / Sales Manager, Aaldering Vineyards & Wines

Description

A melody of tropical fruit with notes of fresh cut grass and lime. This crispy Sauvignon Blanc - Chardonnay blend is supported by a well-rounded palate with superb length and minerality. The Florence range was introduced to offer exciting and youthful blends that can be enjoyed regularly. The range was named after the only granddaughter of Marianne & Fons, Florence. From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which also means ‘’prosperous’’ and ‘’to blossom’’. 2017 Harvest was the driest in over a century in South Africa. Extremely challenging, especially for white varieties. With very little rain throughout the season irrigation management was of utmost importance. All grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and crushed. Juice was settled between 8-10 degrees Celsius and fermented between 12 & 14 degrees Celsius. The wine was left on the fine lees for 5 months before being racked blended, and prepared for bottling.

Alcohol

13.5%

Analytical data

dry

2.7 g/l residual sugar
5.5 g/l acidity
3.39 pH

Aromas

Aroma intensity: moderate
Fruit: moderate
Floral: intense
Spice: restrained
Wood: minimal

Taste

Body: moderate

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