Chardonnay (Perle du Château) 2006

Technical Information:

Wine: White
Vintage: 2006

Composition: Chardonnay (100%)
Vineyard: Zahle vineyard
Soil: Clay, silt & gravel
Harvest date: 11 September 2006
Harvest: Handpicked
Fermenter type: Stainless steel tanks
Oak type & maturation: New French oak barrels for 5 months
Bottling date: 8 February 2007
Closure: Natural cork
Technical Data: pH 3.49, RS <2 g/l
Alcohol content: 14%

Notes: A rich beautifully aged Chardonnay... on the nose: pineapple, lemon peel, coconut, hazelnut, cinnamon and ginger with subtle floral notes all complemented on the palate by hints of baked apple, vanilla and dark chocolate. Medium body and wonderfully long finish.

Awards and Honorable Mentions:
2007- Vinalies Internationales, Paris, France: Silver Medal.
2008- Challenge Internationale du Vin, France: Silver Medal.
2008- Vinalies Internationales, Paris, France: Silver Medal.
2008- Chardonnay Du Monde, Bourgogne, France: Bronze Medal.
2009- AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, Austria: Silver Medal.