Stellenbosch Vineyards


Credo Chardonnay 2017

The vineyards

The grapes are sourced from vineyards within the Stellenbosch area. Full ripe fruit was handpicked in the third week of February 2017.

The winemaking

The grapes were fermented in 300-litre French oak barrels. The wine was kept on the primary lees for eight months and batonaged monthly. Wine was then racked from primary lees and return to the same 300-litre French oak barrels where it was aged for another three months (80% barrels were first fill and 20% were second fill).

Barrel selection was done in order to select only the best barrels. Lightly filtered before bottling.

Winemaker’s comments

Pale gold with hints of green. Voluptuous body with aromas of buttered toast and crème bruleé. Firm structure with a mélange of citrus, treacle toffee, melon and a hint of ginger. The finish is seamless and lingers long after the last drop.

Maturation potential:  

Ready to be enjoyed now with a maturation potential of three to five years.

Food pairing:

Excellent served with rich chicken dishes, matured cheeses and fish curries.


Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

Chemical analysis

Alcohol:                        14.97% by volume

Residual sugar:             3.62 g/l

Total acidity:                 6.05  g/l

pH:                               3.4   

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