Chardonnay

Wine of origin

Franschhoek

Vintage

2014 – New Release, 07/10/15

Winemaker

Karl Lambour

Analysis

Alc/Vol 14%  |  pH 3.54  |  R.S. 2.0g/l  |  TA 6.0g/l

Vinification

The Chardonnay grapes come from the valley of Robertsvlei in Franschhoek, known for its cooler climate and ideal for the cultivation of this prestigious variety. Open canopies allow for lots of sunshine supported by moderate rainfall. A longer ripening period resulted in grapes filled with concentrated fruit flavours.

Style

An elegant, full bodied wine with outstanding fruit and wood integration. Experience citrus, almonds and creamy flavours on the nose and palate, with nuances of vanilla. The wine has a soft and well balanced mouth feel with an elegant, lingering finish.

Matured for 11 months in 60% first fill and 40% second fill, French oak barrels. Enjoy this wine now or mature for 2-3 years from vintage.  

Serving suggestion

Enjoy this beautiful wine with smoked fish and creamy seafood dishes.  Also works well with roasted pork or chicken. 

Previous awards

  • Gold – Wine: Elegant/ Classy category, The Sommeliers Selection Awards 2016, South Africa
  • Wine by the Glass, Trophy – Wine: Full/Rich category, The Sommeliers Selection awards 2015, South Africa
  • 4 stars – Platter Wine Guide 2015
  • Silver – Michelangelo International Wine Awards of South Africa 2014
  • Silver – Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
  • Gold – Vitis Vinifera Awards, South Africa, October 2013
  • Silver Best in Class – International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), October 2011
  • Silver – SA Veritas Wine Awards, October 2011
  • Silver – The AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011