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Excelsior Heritage Reserve Wild Ferment Chardonnay (187ml) 2022

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Excelsior Heritage Reserve Wild Ferment Chardonnay (187ml) 2022
Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, (Gold Medal)
The quality of wines coming from South Africa has never been better. The FT described them as "gorgeous, often underpriced". This Reserve Chardonnay was slow fermented using wild yeast, bringing expressive flavours of peach and bright citrus.
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White Wine details
  • White - Dry
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • Light gold
  • Chardonnay
  • 2.52 Units
  • 13.5% ABV
  • 187 ml
  • Vegetarian
  • 30 September 2024
Flavour profile
Tasting notes
Expressive notes of fleshy white peach, ripe citrus with a long finish
Aroma
Bright with lemon and minerality; ripe peach, creamy edge, nutty
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Contains Sulphites
The white wine
The Press Association wrote, "South African winemakers are producing an abundance of world-class wines". Excelsior Estate has been doing just that for 150 years, since its foundation in Robertson in 1870. Today it’s still owned by the De Wet family, with father and son duo – Freddie and Peter – running the show. Their philosophy is that great wine is made in the vineyard, so much care is given to the vines. Their Heritage Reserve range uses their finest grapes from the lowest yielding vines on the region’s premium limestone soils, all to ensure rich flavour. Only yeast from the grape skins are used, which produces a wine with richer flavours. Enjoy this creamy, unoaked Chardonnay, with its citrus peach notes, with white meats or salmon.
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