Strandwolf Chardonnay 2016

R165.00

producer B Vintners

cultivar Chardonnay

style Dry White

origin Stellenbosch, South Africa

story
Until the 19th century, prior to relocation, the strandwolf, also known as the brown hyena, roamed the beaches of False Bay. The Wolfgat Nature Reserve is located along a stretch of coastline, where an ancient fossilised den of the strandwolves was discovered, in the late 1960’s. The strandwolves, now forgotten, made way for vineyards now overlooking the coastline.

tasting  
Slow ripening is achieved, thus giving the grapes ample time to develop optimal fruit flavours. The wine has a citrus core of fresh limes, well defined with crunchy apple and pineapple. Salinity and mineral elements reveal itself on the palate with delicate spice adding complexity. The wine remains fresh and restraint yet gives huge drinking pleasure.

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Additional Information

ageing potential Drinks exceptionally well now, will benefit from cellaring for another 4 – 6 years

blend information 100% Chardonnay

food suggestions Mussel linguine / Butternut squash dal

Accolades

2014 Scored 92 points by Jamie Goode – Wine Anorak
2015 Scored 91 points by Tim Atkin – South Africa Report
2016 Scored 91 points by Tim Atkin – South Africa Report