A chic seaside holiday in a glass. Made with grapes handpicked from the breezy Tygerberg Hills, this Chardonnay is as elegant as it is versatile: the perfect accompaniment for fireside reading, sweltering poolside afternoons or sophisticated dinner parties. Being lightly-wooded, its citrus-dominated flavours are rounded out by creamy vanilla; the oak offers structure without being overbearing. Serve with garlicky mussels, parmesan mushroom pasta, roast pork or butternut soup.
TASTING NOTE | DOWNLOAD TASTING NOTE Aromas of mandarin and pear drops with undertones of raw almonds on the nose. The creamy palate offers fresh citrus, nectarine and well-integrated vanilla.
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Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2023 - Silver
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2023 - Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 - Bronze 89 Points
International Wine and Spirits competition 2023 - Bronze 87 Points
Tim Atkin Annual South African Report 2023 88 Points
Enjoy with pork chops, roast chicken or creamy mushroom pasta.
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VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The vines for this wine are found In the Tygerberg Hills and In Stellenbosch.
Both sites are close to the Atlantic Ocean, benefitting from the cool winds
cooling down the areas. Vines are a mixture of Dryland and Drip Irrigation
Grapes were hand-harvested between 22.5° and 23.5° Balling. The
grapes were cooled down at the cellar before crushing. Skin contact
was allowed for 4 hours at ±10°C. Only free-run juice drained by
gravity was used for fermentation, 60% of which fermented in
stainless-steel tanks and 40% in older French-oak barrels.
Thereafter, the wine spent 8 months on the lees. The oak component
was blended with the stainless-steel fermented wine prior to bottling.