2018 Chardonnay, Louisvale Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Louisvale’s signature wine. This ultra premium Chardonnay has been matured in the fine French Oak. The nose is intensely complex with elegant aromas of lemon blossom, pineapple and apricot, toast and spice notes. The palate is smooth and buttery with a lingering aftertaste. The grapes for this quality wine were carefully selected from
blocks spread across Louisvale. After hand picking and carefully pressing, the wine was 100% barrel fermented and spent 8 to 10 months in oak.
Rated as 'Excellent' with 4 stars in the John Platter's Wine Guide, 2019. "Typically most accomplished of the Chardonnays. Bright lemon and lime, deftly handled spicy oak (50% new) & restrained persistence;"
13.39% ABV. Perfect with fish, pork, poultry and rich pasta dishes.
Louisvale is situated at the foot of the majestic Stellenbosch mountains in verdant Devon Valley. Their vineyards produce outstanding wines, particularly Chardonnay for which they have won many awards. Louisvale are considered by many as one of the pioneers of Chardonnay in South Africa.