De Wetshof Estate
Chardonnay Limestone Hill
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...
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.
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.
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.