Grape Type: Chardonnay 100%
Wine Style:Full-Bodied, fragrant
Grapes for this wine originate from La Motte, Franschhoek. The vineyard lies 200 metres above sea-level, against a southern and south western slope.
A good, cold winter preceded the season.
It was cool until November, resulting in slow budding. Rainfall was irregular, with little rain in December and none in January. The season will be remembered for heat waves in late January. During three consecutive days the temperature in the Boand rose above 40 degrees Celsius, followed, a few days later, by two equally hot days. Some of the exposed bunches were heat-damaged, which would, no doubt, have affected flavour
The wine has tropical citrus fruit flavours, with cashew nut in the background.
It has strong secondary traces of yeast and wood, but is still fresh and refreshing.
Excellent with caviar, snails, carpaccio, pâté, crayfish (Cape rock lobster), prawns, langoustine, mussels, perlemoen (abalone) and creamy cheese.
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