Dry Chardonnay (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower) (1) Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2019 and older
A typical feature of the Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley is the maritime fog that enters along the valley floor in the evening and exits in the early morning. It is here where our Chardonnay vineyards are located, with their roots deap in the granitic clays and gain full benefit from this gentle air stream. This wine strives to present the delicate fruit expression of the grape, underpinned by the benefits of well gauged oaking to show off the inherent qualities and a reflection in its purest sense, of this place, Sumaridge. The typically lively minerality derived from our soils and cool maritime air, combine effortlessly with lime, quince and citrus blossom as fresh flavours which augment the richly textured mouth feel.
Versatile wine that pairs well with most seafood, chicken, pork, vegetable and curry dishes.