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De Wetshof Estate Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A STELLAR Chardonnay that was sassy and filled with classic tastes.

Producer/Winery: Danie & Peter De Wet; De Wetshof Estate; Robertson, South Africa.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Western Cape, South Africa.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Parmesan chicken, pesto pasta and green beans (from the garden).

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, almost colorless with just the slightest wheat straw tint. Nice aromas of lemon, green apple and orange blossoms just starting to bloom. Smooth, crisp and dry, vivacious mouthfeel, medium body and a 400-grit texture. Flavors of Granny Smith apple, tart lemon and pineapple with hints of Crème Brûlée and ripe Seckel Pears. Lots of crisp acidity and a long tart mineral finish that’s intertwined with tropical fruit tastes. WOW, wonderful Chardonnay…it was so fresh and lively. More old world than new world and a FANTASTIC value. This came right out of left field and hit the jackpot!!! We haven’t had any South African Chardonnay for a couple of years and this one really renewed our interest. It paired perfectly with the Parmesan chicken and pesto pasta; but was also FABULOUS sipping with out food after the dinner. A STELLAR Chardonnay that was sassy and filled with classic tastes. This is a wine we strongly recommend buying by the case!!!

Johann de Wet, CEO of De Wetshof Estate
Photo from De Wetshof Estate.

Comments: Learn more about De Wetshof Estate and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 6 004635 000262

Imported by: Broadbent Selections; Sonoma, California.