An intense golden colour. The wine has a certain light-footed grace about it but with heaps of complexity – flint, blossom, baked citrus and almond aromas before a layered palate, the notes come in waves, rich citrus immediately cleansed by vibrant acidity built on smoky oak. Fermented in granite amphorae and 60% new wood, it’s toasty and complex with pithy acidity and impressive length on the finish.
Eikendal Vineyards Infused by Earth Chardonnay
for the equivalent of £27.45 a bottle
CASE OF 3 BOTTLES
Grower: Eikendal Vineyards
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Style: Complex and Mineral
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Eikendal Vineyards sits between the foothills of the Helderberg and the edge of Stellenbosch Mountains, in what’s known as ‘The Golden Triangle’, an area suited beautifully to winemaking. It offers a range of soil types, generous elevation and cooling ocean breezes from False Bay. The property was bought in 1981 by the Saager family from Zurich, Switzerland, who immediately saw its potential to produce world-class wine. Eikendal prides itself in blending modern viticulture with Old World winemaking, with a belief that quality comes from creating concentrated berries in the vineyard, and working to preserve their flavour in the cellar to create wines with elegance, freshness and finesse.