Mensa Chardonnay Pinot Noir (case of 6)
The wine brims with aromas of citrus, followed by red berry fruit on the
The vineyards are planted in deep red soils, ensuring excellent water
retention and contributing structure and fullness to the wine.
All grapes were harvested in the early morning and pressed immediately.
Following natural settling, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks
at around 14 to 15 degrees Celsius for two weeks. The wine was then
racked from the gross lees and remained on the ne lees until just before
The 2018 harvest was challenging due to one of the driest seasons in
recent times. The night temperatures were overall low with exceptionally
cold weather conditions. The vineyards generally showed good and
balanced growth without it being excessive or too vigorous. In most cases
the water supplies were sufficient to ripen the harvest while the ripening
period was also cooler than usual as well as very dry.
The grapes reached good acidity levels and lower pH levels and generally
didn’t struggle to accumulate the sufficient sugar levels. The season was
characterised by healthy, full-flavoured grapes.
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