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2018 Reserve Collection Chardonnay

2018 Reserve Collection Chardonnay

What a vintageā€¦. especially after 3 years of drought. The summer was moderate with cool evenings. Small rain spells during harvest helped to keep the vineyards happy. 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.