• de Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2016 91

    de Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2016

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    91pts Wine Spectator Smart Buy Wine Spectator

    Double Gold Medal - 2016 Veritas Wine Awards

    "...giving the core of green fig, yellow apple and white peach flavors extra zip through the floral-edged finish." ~ Wine Spectator

    The de Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay may be the answer to at least one of your wine prayers for the day. We enjoy it so much because it's unoaked, and so delivers clean, delicious light fruit flavors, a suggestion of flowers, and nice acidity. It can work beautifully with buttery and creamy sauces, and dishes on the rich side, just like those you might find on the Thanksgiving table... We had it with ginger-garlic chicken meatballs in a chicken broth with Chinese broccoli and couldn't have been happier.

    Wine Spectator:
    Designated Smart Buy. "A fresh white, with a quinine edge giving the core of green fig, yellow apple and white peach flavors extra zip through the floral-edged finish. Drink now through 2018." Dec 2016 (Advance)

    Winery: "Heavy clay soils rich in limestone allow this Chardonnay to emit optimum varietal expression in a cloak of rich complexity. An un-wooded wine, Limestone Hill has notes of grapefruit and nuts, with the complexity balanced by a nuanced elegance ending with a delicate ripeness.

    As a culinary companion, Limestone Hill is superb with oysters, cream-based pasta dishes and light curries, as well as roast pork and veal dishes.

    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 mention more finesse – than 99% of the world’s Chardonnay I have experienced.”"

    Bottle:                      
    750ml, screw cap                                            
    Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
    Alcohol %:
    14.24%
    Acidity g/L:
    8.1
    pH: 3.19
    Residual Sugar g/L: 4.8
    Aging: 4 months on thin lees in stainless steel tanks 
    Region: Robertson Valley, South Africa