The wine is fresh and zesty, with bright lemony aromas and nuances of brûlée, greengage, mango and ripe cling peach on a fruit-forward nose. The vibrant citrus character of the nose follows through onto a medium-bodied palate, with intense flavours of starfruit, granadilla and nectarine lending complexity. Integrated acidity on a round and smooth midpalate adds to a refined, balanced wine. Poached pear and melon linger on a gentle, slightly saline finish, with hints of fresh fig, vanilla seeds and white blossoms.
Although smaller than the 2021 vintage, the 2022 vintage still had good yields and quality fruit. The season was incredibly drawn out, with extended hang times resulting in lower alcohols with good phenolic ripeness. Our Chardonnay is sourced from a selection of vineyards throughout the Cape Winelands and planted in deep ancient soils, which allow for making textured wine with richness and minerality. Our preferred growing regions of Stellenbosch, Breedekloof and Robertson all delivered exemplary fruit with valuable acidities and good pulp-to-juice ratios.