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Kaaimansgat Chardonnay

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750 ml (Standard)



100% Chardonnay


South Africa


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13.23% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.8
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Hemel En Aarde Valley Appellation: Walker Bay

Tasting Notes:

This is a great vintage where clean fruit offers a tight but full flavoured peachy wine which elicits a hint of oak, vanilla and green apple.


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The Kaaimansgat or Crocodile’s Lair vineyard is hidden away in the Elands Kloof Valley behind the village of Villiersdorp, just 80km from Hermanus. A beautiful spot inside a blind valley, nestled amongst majestic mountains. Bouchard Finlayson has been linked directly to this vineyard for close to twenty five years. It is located 700m above sea level, ripens a month later than other Cape Chardonnays and benefits enormously from cool autumn temperatures. The vines are not irrigated and they produce small berries of high skin to juice ratio, which adds an extra flavour component to this superior wine.

It is located 700 meters above sea level, ripens a month later than other Cape Chardonnays and benefits enormously from cool autumn temperatures. These vineyards are not irrigated and producing small berried grapes of high skin to juice ratio, which adds extra flavour component to this delightful wine.

This is very much a terroir specific wine. Most vintages show enhanced mineral quality which profiles well in best French oak barrels. Fermentation is a classic Burgundian copy where the wine is matured "sur lie" for eight months in traditional 225 litre "pieces" with 25% being first fill barrels.

Food pairing

A natural match with poultry, casseroles and richer fish dishes.

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