Holden Manz Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Holden Manz Wine Estate, known as Franschhoek’s hidden gem, is located in the southernmost corner of the stunningly beautiful Franschhoek Valley.

The 22 hectare Estate is owned by the Anglo-German Holden-Manz family since 2010.

75kW of solar panels provide electricity and a 40,000 litre roof water collection system supplements the underground water supply, hence the winery’s motto “Tread Lightly”.

This Chardonnay is barrel fermented – a method of wine-making that aids the integration of oak flavours into the finished wine.

The fruit was hand-picked in the early morning to preserve levels of acid in the grapes. Fermented in 225-litre barrels, it spent ten months ageing with regular lees stirring.

The result is a wine that combines a full body with cream, butter and toast characteristics and boasts a focused vein of acidity, citrus and stone fruit flavours.

It is made in the image of the fine white wines of Burgundy.



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•  Country South Africa
•  Bottle Size 75cl
•  Alcohol 14.5%
•  Vintage 2017
•  Colour White
•  Region Franschhoek
•  Varietal Chardonnay
•  Type
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian