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Chardonnay

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R 900

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

95 Points - Tim Atkin 93 Points - James Suckling 93 Points - Decanter

Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Western Cape Appellation: Western Cape

Tasting Notes:

"Kendall Jackson and its South African winemaker Graham Weerts set out to make a top of the range Chardonnay, using fruit from vineyards in Stellenbosch, Overberg and Robertson. This is the best release yet, with a winning combination of stone and citrus fruit, subtle oak and a taut, mineral-edged finish. 2019-24." – Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

Lemon
Lemon

Bergamot
Bergamot

Vanilla
Vanilla

White Peach
White Peach

Winemaker, Graham Weerts and renowned Vineyard Manager, Rosa Kruger have carefully selected the finest Chardonnay vineyards within the Western Cape to create this expressive wine. The ancient soils, dramatic landscapes and historic vineyards of Stellenbosch, Overberg and Robertson are the foundation for Capensis which honors the greatness of South Africa.

Located in the Stellenbosch region, the estate owned Fijnbosch Vineyard sits at 524 meters in elevation. The vineyard includes eight hectares of vines planted on steep terrain against the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein in the Banghoek Valley. The high elevation, clay soils and fynbos surrounding the vines contribute to the Chardonnay’s exceptional natural acidity and complexity. Resting high in the mountains of Overberg at 757 meters, the Kaaimansgat Vineyard literally translates to “crocodile’s lair.” The E . Bruwer Vineyard is located in the Robertson region, where Chardonnay grapes thrive on the pockets of limestone soil. The elevation of this vineyard is 174 meters.

Immediately after hand harvesting, whole clusters are pressed in an enclosed membrane press. After the juice is allowed to settle for 24 to 36 hours, it is inoculated with selected yeast strains and fermented in small French oak barrels or at 65°F in stainless steel tanks.

50% of blend aged in 100% new French oak for 10 months.

Food pairing

This wine would pair well with all kinds of seafood, chicken or turkey, especially dishes with a cream sauce.

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