Case of Waterford Estate Chardonnay
From a vineyard planted in 1988, making it one of the oldest Chardonnay blocks in our region. The 2023 vintage onwards will see us certified and form part of the Old Vine Project, aiming to preserve vineyards that are 35 years and older. Grapes from this single vineyard are unique due to their aromatics, acidity and saline finish. French oak is used sparingly, to complement and enhance the wine, while adding to its ageing potential.
This Chardonnay vineyard was planted in 1988 and registered as single vineyard in 2012, which ensures that the traceability of the wine produced is exclusively to the original 5.8-hectare block. Soils are comprised of red clay (Hutton) as well as large granite deposits and parent material found throughout the clay profile. The clay adds structure to the wine, while the granite produces great minerality and finesse to the overall presentation.
Pork, Rich Fish (salmon, tuna, etc.), Vegetarian, Poultry, Cheese
and Savoury pastries.
Winemag.co.za Top 10 Chardonnay Report - 93 points
Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2022 – 92 points
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2023 - Double Gold
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