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Muratie has created distinctive wines for the connoisseur.
We invite you to taste our passion and dedication.

Isabella Chardonnay 2016

Isabella Chardonnay 2016

In the Vineyard:

Names after the beautiful Isabella Melck, the grapes were hand harvested before being whole-bunch pressed. The free run juice is chilled to about 8˚ Celsius for 2 days. The clear juice is then taken off and pumped into 500 litre barrels where it undergoes natural fermentation.

In the Cellar:

After the alcoholic fermentation the wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and spent nine months in wood before racked and blended. It was then stabilised for a month before it was bottles and labelled.

Tasting Notes:

This complex and intriguing wine starts to bewitch and beguile your senses before the glass is even raised. Breathe in the heady scents of caramelized pineapples, hazelnuts, citrus fruit and cream before taking a mouthful of ripe, yellow tropical fruits, marmalade and lemon meringue pie flavours supported by cream spice and vanilla all of which linger together into an endless finish. A beautifully-balanced wine with plenty of ageing potential to come but masses of drinking pleasure right now.

Food Suggestion:

Pair it with only the very best - perhaps the freshest of fish, simply grilled with fragrant, homemade lemon butter.

Ageing Potential:

Can be enjoyed now or up to five years from now.

Technical Analysis

Alcohol:  13.66%
pH:  3.48
Residual sugar:  3.6 g/l
Total acid:  5.4 g/l

Production Description

Winemaker:  Hattingh de Villiers
Release date
: December 2016
Wine of Origin:  Stellenbosh


Type: Dry White Wine
Pack size: 750ml
Pack type: Bottle
Closure: Cork

Download tasting notes here.

Easter Weekend:

Muratie Wine Farm will be closed on Good Friday - 14 April 2017

Tasting Hours

Monday to Friday: 10h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00
Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00