Country: South Africa Region: Stellenbosch Vintage: 2017
Producer: Waterford Estate Winery
Description: The fruit for this single-vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from some of the oldest vines in South Africa. The 2016 vintage was particularly dry and warm in the region, but thanks to the Helderberg mountain’s proximity to the ocean, the grapes could cool down at night and retain good acidity.
Tasting Note: Refreshing minerality and a vibrant perfumed nose. On the palate, there’s an abundance of lime and stone-fruit, with a gentle hint of well-judged oak.
Food Matches: Lobster or Turbot in a cream sauce. Shellfish and Chicken.