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Producer: Boutinot South AfricaGrape Varieties: 100% ChardonnayOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Clean dry fruity whiteAlcohol by Volume: 14%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: South Africa
Fresh, tangy varietal fruit with perfumed jasmine notes and white stone fruit flavours. There is real breadth and character on the palate and a refreshing finish.
BOUTINOT SOUTH AFRICA is driven by their passion for discovery and desire to capture the real essence of South Africa in every bottle. It was the simple love of Loire Chenin Blanc that first led them to South Africa in 1994, where they pioneered the ‘wild yeast’ ferment style that has now been adopted by many producers in this region. Since then they have been exploring the country's amazing vineyards to make fabulous wines from specific sites and plots that scream location, location, terroir!! Their winemaking team is headed up by Marinda Kruger-van Eck, who confesses “We put as much, if not more, thought and effort into making our entry level wines as our premium ones”. The key is knowing the characteristics of each plot, understanding the benefits each grape can bring, and using this information to break rules and push boundaries. “I use a combination of my knowledge and love of nature and science to create versatile, expressive and food-friendly wines from this wonderful country”. “The whole of the Cape is our vineyard”. Boutinot South Africa – driven by discovery and opportunities; how many companies are actually encouraged to dance from vineyard to vineyard, dreaming and weaving possibilities to excite colleagues, customers and consumers?
In The Vineyard
Fruit is sourced from long-established vineyards on the Wellington/Swartland borders, an area of low rainfall and mainly decomposed granite soils. The vines are low-trellised and the grapes are picked by hand in the early hours of the morning to retain their freshness.
In The Winery
Grapes are chilled on arrival then pressed and the juice settled in tank prior to fermentation. They keep the wine on its fine lees for as long as possible prior to bottling. There is no oak treatment.
Grilled white fish and seafood, roast chicken, pasta with cream and mushrooms.
Awards & Press
2012 Vintage: Chardonnay du Monde 2013 - Gold Medal
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