2018 VS Chardonnay

2018 VS Chardonnay


After 3 years of drought these vineyards looked amazing and in balance. The
grapes came from 3 blocks in Stellenbosch and a single block in Robertson. All
the Stellenbosch blocks are dryland whilst Robertson only received one small
drip irrigation. 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.