Chardonnay 2019

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 28 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 32 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 fine 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
Altitude: 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 – 32 years, Njiva pod Hišo – 28 years
Yield per vine/hectar: 1,2-1,4 kg/4500-6000 kg
Harvest: manual; 16th & 17th September 2019

Vinification: 

De-stemming and crushing

Pre-fermentation maceration: 8 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: 5,62 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,3 g/l

Bottle ageing: 4-6 months

First vintage: 1992

Temperature of wine when served: 12 °C

Chardonnay 2019