2022 Draaiboek, Onskuld Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£40.00

Bottle size: 75cl,
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Description

“CELLAR INFORMATION Our philosophy is one of minimal intervention allowing the terroir to speak for itself. The grapes were harvested by hand on the 4th and the 10th of March 2022 and moved directly to the press for gentle whole-bunch pressing. The juice was transferred to French oak barrels, 45% new, for fermentation. The wine then matured on fine lees for 10 months.

Only the best barrels were bottled. VINEYARD INFORMATION The Hemel & Aarde Ridge is the smallest appellation in the Walker Bay wine region. Our grapes are grown in a single 12-year-old North-East facing trellised vineyard, 300m above sea level in clay-rich Bokkeveld shale.

The 2022 vintage unfolded in two distinct phases: favourable winter conditions were followed by cooler temperatures and rainfall. 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

Cape South Coast

Subregion

Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

Vintage

2022

Brand

Draaiboek

Cultivar

Chadonnay

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Alcohol Percentage

13.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 95

"Subtle tangerine and floral perfume with a hint of Lily of the Valley. Bright entry with a seamless transition from citrus to creamy oak. The balance between acid, fruit, and oak is harmonious, ending with a lime touch. Best served at 10 to 13C. Remove from the fridge and open 30 minutes before serving." [Greg Sherwood, 01/03/2023]