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Holden Manz, Barrel Fermented Avant Garde Collection Chardonnay 2017 – Good Balance Fruit and Oak

Holden Manz, Barrel Fermented Avant Garde Collection Chardonnay 2017, Western Cape, South Africa, Wine Casual

Holden Manz, Barrel Fermented Avant Garde Collection Chardonnay 2017, Western Cape, South Africa

Tasting Note: Lemon in color this wine has a nose of vanilla and clove baking spice and green apple.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied chardonnay repeats vanilla-secondary notes suggested on the nose.

The wine doesn’t overindulge in oak and achieves balance between fruit and oak treatment.

Bottle Note: This wine has been whole bunch pressed, naturally fermented and matured in a combination of new and used French oak barrels creating a wine with fresh, crispy minerality whilst showcasing beautiful ripe citrus flavors. Enjoy with a freshly grilled fish, seafood or poultry or simply share with good friends on a warm South African afternoon.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $21 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 250 South African Rand (ZAR)
Alcohol: 14.5%
Tasted: Holden Manz Winery Tasting Room, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 20, 2018

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