2022 Draaiboek, Kinkel, Chardonnay, Elgin, 2022

Western Cape,South Africa,

£40.00

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-96

In stock

Kinkel, meaning ‘a twist’ in Afrikaans, showcases a unique Chardonnay from Elgin vineyards. This region, known for its cool climate and ideal for fruit like apples and pears, is also perfect for this noble grape. The 2022 Kinkel is our first bottling displaying brightness, verve and minerality, highlighting Elgin’s distinct traits.   THIS WINE IS CURRENTLY OFFERED FOR PRE-ORDER. STOCK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY 2024.

Category: SKU: hub-10366557-1-DP-STOCK-N

Description

“CELLAR INFORMATION Our philosophy is one of minimal intervention, allowing the terroir to speak for itself. The grapes were picked by hand on the 3rd of March 2022 and moved directly to the press for gentle whole-bunch pressing.

Fermented in French oak barrels, 25% new, and matured on fine lees for 10 months. No fining or filtering was done prior to bottling.

Only the best barrels were bottled. VINEYARD INFORMATION Our grapes are grown in a single 8-year-old southwesterly facing dry-farmed vineyard located 255m above sea level in the southeastern region of Elgin. Vines are planted in decomposed Bokkeveld shale containing about 20% clay.

Cooler temperatures and rainfall followed favourable winter conditions. This delayed ripening by nearly two weeks, imparting a unique character to the grapes adding layers of complexity and flavour.”

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

2022

Brand

Draaiboek

Cultivar

Chardonnay

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

13.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 96

This wine, slow to unveil its allure, has a reserved nose hinting at apple blossom and stone fruit. The vibrant entry introduces citrus, leading to a tangy, chalky palate. The subtle oak adds structure, not flavour. It s elegant, finishing with lime zest. [Greg Sherwood, 01/03/2023]