Chardonnay 2020

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 29 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 from 5 to 22 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 – 5-22 years, Njiva pod Hišo – 29 years
Yield per vine/hectar: 1.2-1.4 kg/4500-6000 kg
Harvest: manual; 9th & 10th September 2020

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: 5.67 g/l

Residual sugar: 1.5 g/l

Bottle ageing: 4-6 months

First vintage: 1992

Temperature of wine when served: 12 °C

DOBUJE Chardonnay