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Armilla Blanc de Blancs

Avondale, Armilla Blanc de Blancs 2009

R265

3 in stock

Notes

Armilla is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from 8 to 20-year-old organically-grown vines that have a low yield of 6 to 8 ton of healthy, balanced fruit.

The grapes were hand-picked in the cool early morning at 18˚ to 19˚ Balling. Whole bunches were pressed, the juice settled and then racked to stainless steel tanks for natural fermentation. 10% was fermented in French oak barrels and blended back. A portion of reserve wine was added. The blended wine was left on the lees for 24 months, after which it was bottled to allow second fermentation in glass. The wine stayed on the lees in glass for 36 months before it was disgorged. In line with tradition, a dosage was added.

Tasting notes:
Armilla is rich and round on the palate: a perfect balance of toasty, warm, hazelnut bread and fresh quince and gardenia. The fresh effervescent acidity is crisp and lively on the palate; complemented by a full velvety mouth feel – layer after layer after layer.
Armilla is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from 8 to 20-year-old organically-grown vines that have a low yield of 6 to 8 ton of healthy, balanced fruit.

The grapes were hand-picked in the cool early morning at 18˚ to 19˚ Balling. Whole bunches were pressed, the juice settled and then racked to stainless steel tanks for natural fermentation. 10% was fermented in French oak barrels and blended back. A portion of reserve wine was added. The blended wine was left on the lees for 24 months, after which it was bottled to allow second fermentation in glass. The wine stayed on the lees in glass for 36 months before it was disgorged. In line with tradition, a dosage was added.

Tasting notes:
Armilla is rich and round on the palate: a perfect balance of toasty, warm, hazelnut bread and fresh quince and gardenia. The fresh effervescent acidity is crisp and lively on the palate; complemented by a full velvety mouth feel – layer after layer after layer.
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Country

ZA

Region

Paarl

Style

Sparkling

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