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2012 Wines

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Conservation Coast Chardonnay

2014

An expressive cool climate terroir driven wine. Pale gold in colour. Hints of nougat and candied sweets on the nose, custard and sultana notes on the mid palate develop into smooth lingering flavours of vanilla pods and panettone cake. Delicate toasty notes balance the sweetness of the fruit. Rich and enticing. A Chardonnay experience.

Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Conservation Coast
R390

Maturation

The lees was stirred every day for two weeks directly after fermentation and then twice a week for three months thereafter. The wine was then racked off its lees, given a light sulphuring and allowed four months maturation before being given a light filtration and bottled.

Food Pairing

Creamy, buttery fish dishes.

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Conservation Coast Pinot Noir

2013

A cool climate terroir driven wine. Rustic garnet colour with hints of purple on the edges. Floral and fruity notes of ripe cherries and plums give way to spicy tones of cinnamon and cloves. The fruit spectrum deepens in the mouth, yielding savoury, earthy flavours which complete a well-balanced wine with a full mid palate and silky tannins. A Pinot noir experience.

Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir

Conservation Coast
R390

Maturation

Fermentation took 14 days to complete before the wine was pressed and left to settle for two days. Thereafter the wine was inoculated with MLF bacteria and moved to barrel for Malo-Lactic fermentation. Once complete, the wine is then racked and sulphured before returning to barrel for a further 9-10 months of maturation before being filtered and bottled.

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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016