MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

MOUNTAIN VINEYARD "Chardonnay"

W.O. ELGIN

 

 

 

The grapes come exclusively from ELGIN – A Cape's coolest viticultural area and has a unique climate and topography, consisting of an upland basin plateau, surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. This region shows climatic similarities to Walker bay, only slightly warmer by comparison. The Terroir is very stony and mixed with red clay.

 

 

Cellar

 

The winemaking process detaches itself from industry, and honouring tradition. The grapes are picked by hand at the coolest time of the day. After a gentle pressing, and a stating setting, the juice goes to 300 litres barrels, the wine is aged­­­ a minimum of 10 months before the bottling. This special size helps the wine to develop complexity and terroir aromas. The idea is to keep as much as possible the minerality of the wine and the freshness. We don't want to have any malo lactic fermentation as it change the aromas profile of the wine.

 

 

Jancis Robinson's tasting notes

 

Very pale. Bright fruit. Pure and pretty young. Very bright. Very successful! 16.5+