This superb Chardonnay combines fine restraining acidity; citrus flavours and gentle oaking with ripeness, length and great depth. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, with the free-run juice settled for two days before being gravity-fed into barrel. Alcoholic fermentation entirely carried out in barrel for 8-10 weeks.
This superb Chardonnay combines fine restraining acidity, citrus flavours and gentle oaking with ripeness, length and great depth. Genuinely mineral, with a crisp lime-citrus edge and an elegant yet intense length on the palate.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“With strong influence of Alex Dale’s upbringing in Burgundy, the making of this Chardonnay is also adapted to the particular conditions in the Cape. Restraining acidity, citrus flavors and gentle oaking the introverted side of its character; ripeness, length and great intensity the expansive side. A Chardonnay daring to be individual, focused on backbone not butter. With wonderful fruit complexity on the nose and lingering lime minerality on the palate. 4.5 Stars.” – Platters Guide 2010