Category: 13.5% ABV, Chardonnay, South Africa, Stellenbosch, Tokara
This wine display’s a vibrant golden colour. Aromas of fresh grapefruit, grilled pineapple, star anise and toasted brioche emanate from the glass. The wine enters the palate with fresh citrus flavours leading to a creamy mid-palate with flavours of vanilla, star anise and toasted almond. There is a continuous saline focus and feeling of freshness throughout the tasting experience of this wine. The finish lingers with notes of toasted nuts.
Th soils are all oak-leaf from Granitic origin with varying levels of Sandstone boulders in the soil. It is a deep clay rich soil. The slopes vary between South-eastern to north western aspects at altitudes between 300 and 360m above sea level.
The grapes were either de-stemmed and crushed and pressed to stainless steel tanks for settling overnight or whole bunch pressed after a night in the cold room with no settling and subsequent racking. Only the free run juice from the best blocks is used for the Reserve Collection Chardonnay.
The wine has a vibrant golden straw colour. The nose has intense aromas of lemon blossom, citrus preserve and ripe yellow fruits. The subtle packing is evident by hints of roasted almonds and fresh toast which underpin the vibrant fruit aromas. The palate is rich and full yet amazingly fresh and mouth watering. The flavours of ripe papaya and pineapple fill the mouth while a vibrant mid-palate of lemon zest and marmalade leads to a fresh crisp finish with a hint a toasted oak.
|Region||Stellenbosch, South Africa