De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay
De Wetshof`s elegant chardonnay hails from their vineyard which sit on heavy clay soils, rich in limestone. This imparts a crisp mineral character on the palate. This unoaked Chardonnay has fresh peach, grapefruit and apple notes combined with a rich nuttiness from 4 months ageing on the lees. Very good balance and finesse with a fresh acidity and a long, zesty finish.
Located 160km North of Cape Town the Robertson Valley lies in the folds of the Riviersonderence and Langeberg Mountains where the Breede River meanders towards the Cape`s southern coastline. The chilly southern ocean breezes are funnelled up the valley and give cooling respite to the vines throughout the growing season. Quite high concentrations of lime are found in the soil and this makes the area exceptionally fine for white grape varieties.
Limestone Hill is superb with oysters, cream-based pasta dishes and light curries, as well as roast pork and veal dishes.
Gilbert & Gaillard awarded 90 points in May 2018. The American critic Robert Parker describes this wine as such: “The De Wetshof Estate Limestone Hill Chardonnay never sees oak, and offers impeccably pure, refreshing apple, peach and lemon fruit, a lovely leesy richness of texture, and a nutty, chalky, fruit-filled finish of imposing length. Understated and less tropical than some of the better un-oaked Chardonnays, this wine possesses far better balance and sheer drinkability – not to me"
De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay -