2020 Cape Jaffa Chardonnay
Style: Light and bright with layered complexity from subtle oak and time on lees.
The inspiration: Chardonnay doesn’t need to be controversial. This style suits a range of Chardonnay, and non-Chardonnay, drinkers alike. It has had partial barrel fermentation producing a fruit, oak, and acid balance. Time on lees has given a soft and generous texture to the palate.
Hints of nectarines, peach, and lemon curd with a textural mouthfeel. Dry palate, balanced oak.
Cellaring: The gentle oaking and time on lees will see this wine develop well in the bottle over the next 3 years.
Food Pairing: This wine can hold its own with strong flavours. It would be perfect with a ripe Robe Dairy St Clair Brie, on a balcony overlooking the ocean.