Chardonnay, Cape Chamonix, Franschhoek 2016
Cape Chamonix, Franschhoek
Since joining Cape Chamonix in 2001, winemaker Gottfried Mocke has transformed this 50ha estate’s wines, following the principal that great wines begin at the vine. With some of the highest altitude vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley planted predominantly on greywacke soils, Goffried favours low yields, traditional viticultural practices and wild ferments to produce these pure and unique expressions of the terroir, which are some of the very best examples from the region.
Highly recommended by Decanter in their April 2017 issue as one of the top South African Chardonnays, Cape Chamonix Chardonnay 2015 is rich and fruity with an abundance of white peaches, apricots, mangoes and grapefruits, with underlying notes of toasted oats, cream, caramel and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with a long, fruity finish, this is a great expression of the grape and terroir.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay