2020 Lothian Vineyards Horny Owl Chardonnay

South Africa | Chardonnay
"This cool climate Chardonnay offers a refuge for those drinkers who avoid Chardonnay because of the wood they expect to find. This unwooded Chardonnay is fermented in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank and then left on its lees. These are the yeast cells that fall to the bottom of the tank after fermentation. Lees are super protective and with regular stirring keep the wine fresh and protected from oxygen. In time they lend the wine a sophisticated mouthfeel and length. This wine has a pale-yellow gold colour. The nose shows candied citrus, fresh apple, yellow stone fruit and a tropical pineapple twist. The taste starts with a creamy smooth mouthfeel underpinned by good acidity. The fruits found on the nose are confirmed on the palate. This unwooded wine shows surprising length and balance as it comes to a clean finish."



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