De Wetshof Estate (Robertson)
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De Wetshof Estate The Site Chardonnay 2015 (Chardonnay)
- View: white wine yellow and gold sparkles.
- Nose: nutty aroma, accompanied by vigorous citrus notes.
- Mouth: is distinguished by a remarkable complexity of flavors full-bodied and creamy, fine, elegant and persistent structure.
VINEYARD: From Wetshof Estate. Has since 1986 established vineyards producing top quality Chardonnay grapes; 200 hectares that specialize in exceptional white wines. It has gravel soils that are rich in lime, a climate with winter rainfall of about 300 mm per year. The vineyards have a computerized irrigation system with the latest technology and promoting the quality of the grapes.
AGEING: light, 12 months in French oak barrels.
PREPARATION: with the belief that wine is made in the vineyard and not in the cellars, winemaking methods are adjusted according to climate and grape quality. Usually these are selected and collected in the morning, then they crumble, crushed, before fermentation begins juice is cleaned. Subsequently small French oak barrels is transferred to the fermentation process begins with yeasts grown and selected at a temperature of 17-20ºC, then matured on lees French oak.
WINE PAIRING: ideal for gourmet meals, grilled or fried vegetables, vegetable dishes and cheeses.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12 °C
De Wetshof Estate
Robertson Valley is located 160km North of Cape Town. The name De Wetshof has been synonymous with the production of fine wines in South Africa since the 1970’s. Today, De Wetshof is one of the few third generation wine estates in South Africa. Here Danie de Wet, proprietor and cellarmaster, is...
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