Chardonnay 2017

We have planted Chardonnay in two locations. The first location is part of the 8 hectares of vineyards that surround our cellar. The grapevines are 25 years old.
The other location is in the village of Hruševlje, which lies 3 km from Snežeče and is facing the northwest. The grapevines are 30 years old.

We macerate the hand-picked grapes for 8 hours, then press them and allow them to ferment in inox tanks, where the wine remains until April on fi ne yeast.
The wine then matures for a few more months before getting bottled.

Grape variety: Chardonnay 100%
Geagraphical area: BRDA (Snezece, Slovenia)
Geographical protection: ZGP (protected geographical origin)
Name of vineyard: Hruševlje (1,6 ha), Njiva pod Hišo (0,3 ha)
Position: west, east
Elevation: Hruševlje (130m), Njiva pod hišo (110m )
Soil: opoka (marl)
Training method: simple guyot 
Vine density: Hruševlje (2,9 x 1,0m) 3400 vines/ha, Njiva pod Hišo (2,6 x 0,8m) 
5000 vines/ha
Planting age: Hruševlje 30 years, Njiva pod Hišo 26 years
Yield per vine/hectar: 1,2-1,4 kg / 4500-6000 kg
Harvest: by hand; 6, 9 September 2017

Vinification: 

De-stemming and crushing
Pre-fermentation maceration: 6 hours
Yeast: selected
Maturation: stainless-steel conteiners, 7 months on the lees
Malolactic fermentation: not made
Wine production: natural, traditional
Alcohol content: 14,00%
Total acidity: 5,50 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,0 g/l
Bottle ageing: 4-6 month
First vintage: 1992
Temperature of wine when served: 10-12 °C

Chardonnay 2017