Iona - Monopole Kloof Chardonnay
Limited production, 500 bottles.
The Kloof Chardonnay is totally unique to South Africa. It is chalky, linear and austere with razor sharp focussed acidity with significant ageing potential.
This wine was 100% wild fermented in a selection of 300L French oak barrels (25% new, the rest in 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill barrels). Lees stirring was done every 3rd week for 4 months to add complexity and texture. The wine remained on the lees for a total of 12 months with 8% malolactic fermentation to add richness and texture. Thereafter, the wine was racked and blended into 3rd fill 500L French oak barrels. The wine was fined and stabilised naturally for a period of 3 months before bottling.
The grapes were selected from the Kloof vineyard, on a north facing slope with an East-West row direction. The Kloof vineyard is dry land farmed and the clones planted include CY95, CY96 and 548.
750ml Bottle Size