Place of Rocks

Breede River Valley,South Africa,
  • Greg Sherwood: 93
  • Tim Atkin: 93


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

“My vision for the wines of Weltevrede is to be a pure expression of the terroir in which it is rooted. Our wines should have personality dictated by the soil. It should have a sense of place.”

Philip Jonker

In The Cellar
Hand picked in early morning and whole bunch pressed. Barrel fermentation in 228L Burgundian barrels. 25% new, 50% second fill and 25% third fill. 8 months on lees with batonage every week.

In The Vineyard
SOIL: A slope of ancient, broken shale rock. VINEYARD: Old vines of Chardonnay anchored in layers of rock. A shy bearer with small bunches and minute vibrant grape berries, ripening with lime-like flavours.
"Sourced from grapes grown on a slope of ancient broken shale rocks which lends the wine its name, this youthful 2022 is an attractive white that comes from true Chardonnay country and displays a wonderfully translucent pale gold colour in the glass. The sophisticated aromatics reveal an attractively crafted white wine that exhibits complex notes of pithy white citrus spice, wet chalk, lime peel, lemon grass, and subtle hints of dried pear and honeydew melon. Primarily mineral driven with a hint of flinty reduction but also plenty of stony green herbal spice, beneath the middle-weighted palate texture lurk delicious layers of tart yellow fruits, green apple pastille, dried mango and grapefruit confit nuances that are finely juxtapositioned against more creamy, toasted bread, popcorn and salted brioche characteristics that subside to leave a subtle nutty, salted pistachio-tinged mineral finish. An impressively classical rendition of Chardonnay that will appeal to lovers of top quality Maconnais Burgundy whites and pair beautifully with seafood and shellfish. Drink now and over the next 3 to 5 years." (93+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)