Restless River,

Ava Marie Chardonnay

Walker Bay,South Africa,
  • Greg Sherwood: 96
  • Platter's: 96
  • Tim Atkin: 94


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

You’ll get hints of those unctuous salted caramel, toffee apple oaked Chardonnay flavours, but they’re tempered by a pithy citrusy acidity and a purity on the palate which makes it actually quite delicate.

It’s a fascinating wine, which seems to flirt between hedonism and finesse from first drop to last.

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"The 2019 Ava Marie is a very impressive creation indeed. While many of the earlier vintages were a little more honied and resinous quite early in their evolution, the last few vintages have firmly moved in a direction that favours textural tension and a stonier minerality led by aromatics loaded with smoky, flinty, struck match reduction nuances, waxy lemon peel, wet chalk and subtle oat meal leesy notes. On the palate there is a very keen line of acidity together with an ample, fleshy, yellow citrus fruit freshness that boast layers of pithy yellow grapefruit, lemon cordial, crunchy white peaches and hints of sophisticated wet river pebble liquid minerality. One of Craig’s most Burgundian expressions to date, this wine combines fabulous tension with sublime balance."GS