Type: White Wine
Country: South Africa
Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Code: HAMI070
One of the leading producers in South Africa. A beautifully structured and elegant chardonnay oozing minerality. The length and complexity is quite impressive here. The 2022 Vintage is drinking superbly!

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Oz Clarke, wine writer, UK ".... superb, restrained, Burgundian Chardonnay and Pinot noir that set a standard for the rest of the hemisphere..."One of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa, this Pinot noir and Chardonnay specialist pioneered viticulture in the beautiful, cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell, purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly site on which to make South Africa’s top cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties.
Bursting with minerality. Aromas of lime, pear. On the palate the lively acidity is complimented with a dry long finish.
Drink with Buttery dishes such as Hollandaise or Alfredo sauce
The vines are planted on stony, shale and clay rich soil with low vigour. Barrel agreed for 9 months in 228 litre French oak.

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