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Excelsior Heritage Reserve Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2023

Western Cape WO
Excelsior Heritage Reserve Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2023
Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, (Gold Medal)Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, (87 Points)
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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
  • Golden straw
  • Chardonnay
  • 9.38 Units
  • 12.5% ABV
  • Vegetarian
  • 31 December 2025
Flavour profile
Tasting notes
Expressive notes of fleshy white peach, ripe citrus with a long finish
Aroma
Vibrant, lemon and mineral, ripe peach with a creamy edge, nutty
Allergy information
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 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 'wild' yeast from the grape skins is used, which produces a wine with broader flavours. Enjoy this creamy, unoaked Chardonnay, with its citrus peach notes, with white meats or salmon.
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