“Jocelyn has made a fine medium-weight Chardonnay with some texture from malolactic fermentation, nuanced oak, pear and citrus fruit and top notes of vanilla and nutmeg spice.”
“Some struck match reduction before pear, peach and lemon plus some oatmeal on the nose while the palate is tightly wound (alcohol 12.5%) with pure fruit and bright acidity, the finish long and savoury.”
Hogan ‘The Galvanised’ Chardonnay 2020 Case
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THIS CASE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING
6 x 750ml Hogan ‘The Galvanised’ Chardonnay 2020
VINIFICATION & VITICULTURAL DETAILS
The grapes were sourced from three different sites. The Helderberg portion was picked on 23 January from Rustenhof farm. This is a young-trellised vineyard on decomposed granite soils. The Banhoek portion was picked on 18 Feburary from Summercourt farm. This is a 16-year-old, trellised vineyard on a richer, clay soil. The Elandskloof portion, from a cool, high-altitude site, was picked on 13 March.
Grapes went into a cold room overnight at 10 degrees Celsius. The following day, the grapes were gently whole bunch pressed. The juice was settled overnight at 10 degrees. It then went to barrel for natural fermentation in 100% old French oak barrels followed by natural malolactic fermentation. As little batonage as possible. 11 months in oak.
Total acidity 5.2g/l
Residual sugar 2.8g/l
- Platters Guide 2022 rating: 94/100 (4.5 stars)
- Winemag rating Christian Eedes January 2022: 93/100
- Tim Atkin South Africa 2021 Special report: September 2020: 92/100
- Tim Atkin South Africa 2020 Special Report: September 2019: 89/100
- Winemag.co.za Christian Eedes October 2021: 91/100
- Platter's Guide 2021: 93 points (4.5 stars)
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