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Clonal selection elgin chardonnay

restrained, mineral style focussed on elegance

100% Chardonnay made from Dijon clones CY96, CY95, CY76 and the Entav clone CY548.

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Restrained, mineral style focussed on elegance with a white fruit character, some oatmeal and some complexity gained from percipient applied wood.

Selected from 8 small parcels of Chardonnay.

The wine rested in barrel for eleven months. A small number of artisanal coopers were selected, all from Burgundy and only French oak was chosen. Importantly, each clone and soil type was micro vinified as separate batches. Each batch used an algorithm that we have developed to ascertain which coopers work best and how many new and used barrels are utilised. Overall, the average in 2019 was 53% new oak; 100% 228 l barrels.

Alcohol: 13.85% | pH: 3.39 | RS: 2.4 g/l


per 750ml


Platter's Wine Guide 2023


95 points

Sophisticated, finely crafted & already showing easy harmony. Lemony flavours subtle

though deep, enlivened by complementary acid; comfortable weight; finish clean & long.

-Angela Lloyd, Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2022

Tim atkin


Orange zest, patisserie and crème fraîche flavours are supported and freshened by chiselled acidity. 2023-30.
-Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2022



Full of ripe, almost pruned fruit characters; apricots, lemon sherbet, smokey whiff, salted caramel and sweet oak. Arresting acidity and well-judged oak.

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