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Muratie Isabella Chardonnay 2019

For current Muratie owners Rijk and Kim Melck, there could be only one name for their Chardonnay, made from the free-run juice of hand-harvested, whole- bunch pressed grapes, fermented naturally and then matured in 500 L French oak: the name of their baby daughter, Isabella.
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Producer Muratie
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Wine Type White Wine
Body / Style Aromatic
Grape Blend 100% Chardonnay
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 13.5
Vintage 2019
Extra Info Oak aged Chardonnay
Food Pairing Guide Cod, shellfish, pork dishes
Muratie Isabella - Chardonnay is a fresh and elegant wine with its peach-blossom fragrance. Muratie feels the aim is to evoke those bedtime butterfly kisses of their beautiful baby girl, so the oaking (10 months in this case) is subtle, serving only to spice the stone fruit, melon and citrus flavours with hints of hazelnuts and vanilla cream. It’s beautifully delicate and understated, with a pure, slightly piquant and lingering ‘mineral’ finish promising great charm well beyond the toddler years.
The grapes were hand harvested before being whole-bunch pressed. The juice was chilled to about 8 ̊C for two days. The clear juice was then taken off the sediment and pumped into 500 litre barrels where it underwent a combination of inoculated and natural fermentation. After the alcoholic fermentation (40% wild fermentation) the wine underwent 60% malolactic fermentation and spent 10 months in French oak before being racked and blended. It was then stabilised before it was bottled and labelled.
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