Chardonnay Limestone Hill 2021

De Wetshof Estate

Chardonnay Limestone Hill
2021

$17.50

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Service fees
$ 0.10
Product code
12862564
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Continuous Supply
Status
Available
Type of wine
Still wine
Licensee price
$16.44
Country
South Africa
Regulated designation
Wine of origin (WO)
Region
Western Cape
Subregion
Breede River Valley, Robertson
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Sugar content
5.1 g/l
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Producer's website

About this winery

Although the origin of viticulture in the Cape region by the De Wet family dates back to 1694, the De Wetshof estate was born in the 1970s thanks to the famous Danie De Wet, who was the first to introduce the grape to South Africa. Chardonnay from Burgundy. Graduated from the Geisenheim Institute in Germany, one of the world's nerve centers for viticulture education, Danie has created wines representative of the famous grape variety, by blending it into the particular terroir of the Robertson...

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Product notes

The American critic Robert Parker describes ... The Chardonnay De Wetshof Estate Limestone Hill never sees oak, of impeccable purity and refreshing, a beautiful richness, a nutty and chalky fruit .... The soils rich in limestone allow this Chardonnay to emit optimal varietal expression in a mantle of rich complexity.

Production notes

The grapes are harvested in the cool of the morning. Once the destemming, pressing and overnight settling is complete, the juice is drawn off and pumped into stainless steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation. The wine is left on fine lees at controlled temperatures. The riddling of the lees ensures maximum flavor in the wine. Aging in vats on fine lees for 4 months.

Tasting notes

Bright and shiny color, Limestone Hill develops notes of grapefruit and walnut, with a complexity balanced by a nuanced elegance ending in a delicate and mineral maturity. Pairings with oysters, curries and white meats.

Press reviews

Le Devoir
Jean Aubry, November 2021

Ce blanc sec aux accents chablaisiens par sa touche minérale est une affaire. Ajoutez rondeur et vinosité sur un solide fruité et vos huîtres vous regarderont droit dans les yeux. Ample, soutenu, vivant, et d’une belle longueur. (5)

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