De Wetshof Estate Chardonnay “Limestone Hill” 2018 Robertson Valley, So Africa
This has long been a favorite Chardonnay of ours. Tons of tree and stone fruit mixed with apple skin and lemon notes all balanced by richness and a long finish from extended lees aging. This is, on our opinion, one of the best un-oaked Chardonnays available. If you’re trying to get away from the woody flavors in so many Chardonnays, this is your bottle.
Pair with grilled white fish, chicken piccata, pastas with light cream sauces.
The American critic Robert Parker describes this wine as such: “The De Wetshof Estate Limestone Hill Chardonnay never sees oak, and offers impeccably pure, refreshing apple, peach and lemon fruit, a lovely leesy richness of texture, and a nutty, chalky, fruit-filled finish of imposing length. Understated and less tropical than some of the better un-oaked Chardonnays, this wine possesses far better balance and sheer drinkability – not to mention more finesse – than 99% of the world’s Chardonnay I have experienced.”