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The 2016 was ranked top in a professional tasting against top white Burgundies and other Chardonnays from around the world. I would be very surprised if the same doesn't happen with the 2017 vintage. It is an elegant and intense wine with toasty oak aromas complemented by ripe pineapple and other tropical fruits. Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection Chardonnay 2017 is smooth with a good mid palate, fruit and oatmeal flavours with a pure acidity and great depth. It is made from four clones of Chardonnay-CY96, CY95, CY76 and Entav CY548, cultivated on nine small parcels in Elgin. Elgin is South Africa's coolest wine region, situated at altitude and close to the ocean. A cool winter with low rainfall followed by a warm spring lead to bud break and flowering slightly earlier than normal. Ripening slowed in December due to cool temperatures so that harvest occurred between February 22 and March 13, 2017. Grapes were picked by hand in the early mornings into small baskets and subsequently tipped into the press. Juice was gravity fed into barrel and underwent spontaneous fermentation followed by maturation for a total of eleven months.
$465.00 Case: 6 bottles Size: 750ml Price per bottle: $77.50