★★ Great Wine “Light lime gold. Aromas of apple yoghurt, green apple skin and cream. Long, streaming legs. Mineral in the mouth but full bodied with whipped butter, candied apple, lemon, guava, soft white pear, baking spice and star anise. Long, plush and fruity chew like. It’s a bold and enjoyable wine. “
Varietal Chardonnay with 13.5% abv. Harvested in the cool of the morning. Lees aged, no oak.
Grown in: Robertson Wine Region, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA.
The wine works well with umami dishes (miso particularly, or soy) and it’s delicious with chicken breast wrapped in bacon. If you’re having cheese, try it with a smoky, lightly pongy semi-soft cheese.
Disclosure & Price
Purchased half bottle at full retail price from Little Fine Wine Co. as part of their subscription deal.
Find in the UK for circa £12-£13 in the UK for a full bottle.
Reviewed and tasted: 10/05/2023
About the Producer
The De Wet family are at the forefront of quality top white wines in the Robertson region of South Africa’s Western Cape province, where Danie de Wet and family were the first to register a wine estate in the 1970s.
The estate is a well-known landmark in the region, producing impressive wines in its state-of-the-art winery. The buildings are based on the first custom house in Cape Town and are worth a visit if you are touring the Cape. Danie’s sons Johann De Wet and brother Peter now oversee the company.