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Eikendal, Janina Unwooded Chardonnay 2022

On the Janina 2022, you can expect bright green apple, lemon and fresh pineapple notes.

Nuances of honey and orange blossoms develop on the palate with a delightful, fresh, flinty, lingering finish.

90 pts | Tim Atkin

£16.70

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Stellenbosch

Chardonnay

Bone-drySweet

Description

The Janina 2022 lures the senses with flavours of green apple, lemon and fresh pineapple. Nuances of honey and orange
blossoms develop on the palate which is carried through mid-palate with a delightful, fresh, flinty and lingering finish.

Cultivar:
100% Chardonnay

Vineyards:
The south-facing vineyards are planted in decomposed granite and Tafelberg sandstone on the
lower, western slopes of the Helderberg, approximately 170m above sea level. With a maritime
microclimate, the winters are wet and cold, and in summer the heat is tempered by a cool and
fresh breeze from the Atlantic Ocean in False Bay. These are perfect conditions to produce
premium Chardonnay.

Vitification:
The Janina is an elegant blend of 80% Eikendal grapes (clones 277, 95 and 96) and the remainder
of the grapes (clone 277) are sourced from the Elgin Valley. Four different blocks, three different
clones and from two different regions – a truly unique approach.

Vinification:
The grapes were handpicked in bins before being gently whole-bunch pressed. No commercial
yeast was added and spontaneous fermentation occurred at 15oC-18oC. A long, slow fermentation
of 4-6 weeks in 900l plastic egg-shaped fermenters, as well as stainless steel tanks followed. The
wine was then aged on the lees for six months before being blended and bottled.

Wine:
Sugar: 3.4 g/l; Total acid: 5.8 g/l; pH: 3.41; Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Maturation: Up to three years
Serving suggestion: 12oC-14oC. Pair with Caesar Salad, Brie Cheese & Seared Tuna
Awards & Accolades:
Gold – Gilbert & Gaillard Int. Challenge 2022
Winemakers:
Aldert Nieuwoudt & Christo Hanse

Additional information

Alcohol vol

13%

Grape

Chardonnay

Vintage

2021

Wine Farm

Origin

Stellenbosch

Pair with Caesar Salad, Cheese Soufflé & Seared Salmon Teriyaki.

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