2017 Cleefs Reserve Collection Chardonnay
2017 surprised us all. After an early, dry and warm start to the growing
season the weather turned around with moderate days and cool
evenings. Exactly what we wanted for the ripening period. The grapes
came from 3 blocks in Stellenbosch and a single block in Robertson.
Careful canopy management was needed to ensure enough growth to
ripen bunches. The canopy was tipped early in the season to initiate side
shoot growth to protect the bunches against sun burn. The grape were
handpicked early in the morning.