De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2015
Rich in limestone and clay, the soils of the Limestone Hill Chardonnay vineyards give these grapes unique terrain-specific characters. Unwooded and lees-aged the wine is vibrant with aromas of grapefruit and pear, while elegant flavors of lime and minerals linger on the palate followed by a delicious touch of buttery fatness and nuttiness emanating from the lees.
100% Chardonnay. The De Wet family's winemaking heritage can be traced back to 1694 when the first De Wets arrived at the Cape and immediately made a mark on the South African wine industry. As the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, De Wetshof has become known internationally as South Africa's eminent Chardonnay House due to the pioneering role it played in introducing this noble grape to South Africa. Today, De Wetshof is one of the few third-generation wine estates in South Africa. Here Danie de Wet, proprietor and cellarmaster, is assisted by sons Johann (viticulture and marketing) and Peter (winemaker). De Wetshof's wines express the uniqueness of the soils of the Estate and meticulous attention to detail, while state-of-the-art technology ensures that the work in the cellar complements the gifts of natures vineyards.