Type: White Wine
Country: South Africa
Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Code: HAMI080
One of the leading producers in South Africa, this 2023 Vintage is drinking superbly! A beautifully structured and elegant Chardonnay oozing minerality. The length and complexity is quite impressive here. The wine is crips with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length, complexity. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.

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. On the nose, aromas of lime and pear. Flavours are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality.
Drink with Buttery sauces such as Hollandaise
The vines are planted on stony, shale and clay rich soil with low vigour. The vineyards enjoy a cool maritime climate which produce naturally small yields. Barrel agreed for 9 months in 228 litre French oak.

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