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False Bay Crystalline Chardonnay

2018

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The Basics

Type

White Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Coastal Region

ABV

13%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Chardonnay

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£7.90

1 in stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

Crystalline Chardonnay has none of those muddying, sickly additions that compel so many to declare – “We don’t like Chardonnay!”. No toasted barrels, no oak chips, no oak-flavoured powder. This crystalline wine reflects a noble white grape in its purest form.

Tasting Notes

Wild yeast fermentation, low yields and naturally balanced grapes inform this serious unoaked textural Chardonnay with great focus and poise. Classy, with flinty minerality and great purity and restraint. Extended time on the lees adds nutty and toasty notes. Intense yet delicate right through to the finish.

Grape Blend

100%

Chardonnay

Production Notes

The grapes for False Bay Crystalline Chardonnay stem primarily from from a single vineyard in Stellenbosch located next door to one of the region's most lauded proponents of this noble cultivar. This coastal vineyard, gives lower yields, smaller berries which maintain their own natural acidity, thus obviating the need to add acid during the winemaking process. Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, fermented spontaneously with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks and then left on lees for a minimum of six months before bottling. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine from 2018 vintage. False Bay - Real Wine - Coastal Vineyards, Sustainably Farmed, Hand Picked, Naturally Crafted, Wild Ferment, Unoaked.

Producer - False Bay Vineyards

Established by Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards is a company that has grown out of many years of involvement in South Africa, which began at a time when their wines and potential was just being recognised. With knowledge and respect within the South African wine industry, Paul Boutinot has been able to source top quality grapes for the False Bay range. First discovered by sailors confusing it for Table Bay to the north, False Bay has long been a haven for those navigating the treacherous Cape of Good Hope. The cool coastal breeze which sweeps off the Indian Ocean tempers the ripening process, extend the growing season and produce expressive wines with more precise varietal characters and purity. These lifted aromas make the wines accessible, perfectly balanced and full flavoured.

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The Basics

Type

White Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Coastal Region

ABV

13%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Chardonnay

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£7.90

1 in stock