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Chamonix, Chardonnay

South Africa | 2018

£18.95 a bottle

This is the sort of Chardonnay that Burgundy lovers should enjoy – pure stone fruit flavours and a super balance between richness and delicacy; a testament to a winemaker with a sense for elegance and finesse. Without doubt, one of the best Chardonnays out of South Africa at the moment.

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Origin

Franschhoek is a near neighbour of Stellenbosch and as highly regarded for its defined and refined wines. Cool breezes in the hot summer months moderate growing conditions to produce ripe but balanced red and white wines. Chamonix is now one of Platter’s (“South Africa’s Parker”) regular 5 star award winners.

Producer

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm has a long history, once forming part of the historic Huguenot Estate which dates back to 1688. Now under the expertise of German-born entrepreneur Chris Hellinger, over the past two decades Chamonix has stormed onto the world stage as a well respected winery in its own right. The farm employs a number of sustainable practices, including the use of organic compost and mulch which is ploughed into the soil.

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay.

Grapes – sourced from 24 year old vines – are handpicked, soft crushed and naturally fermented. The wine is then matured for 11 months in French Allier oak, only a small proportion of which are new.

Food Match

This is a rich and textural wine which will pair nicely with full bodied and flavoured white fish and meats. Spot on for chicken with a tarragon cream and mushroom sauce (with or without the pastry!)

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

In the Press

Trophy for Top Scoring Entry – 2020 Michelangelo Awards

Chardonay Trophy – 2020 Michelangelo Awards

John Platter 5 stars 2017

Additional information

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Whites

Vintage

2018

Grape Variety

Country of Origin

Food Pairing

Poultry, White Fish

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Region

Franschhoek