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Vondeling Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2020

Voor Paardeburg

With many wines highly rated by top South African guide, Platter, Vondeling is an impressive estate. This is their luscious, single-vineyard, barrel-fermented, wild-yeast Chardonnay. Ripe nectarine, crème brulée, roasted nut and citrus-zip balance.

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Tasting notes

Creamy, rounded, ripe tropical fruit, toasted nut, minerality


Creamy roasted almond, ripe mango and nectarine, vanilla spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Vondeling Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2020

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  • 13.5% ABV
  • 10.13 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2028

Vondeling in Paardeberg is the pride and joy of English-born Julian Johnsen. In the 1990s, he came to South Africa to work a vintage at a relative's wine estate and never left. He bought Vondeling in 2001 and from the start, aimed for the top, engaging the award-winning winemaker Matthew Copeland. This top Chardonnay uses grapes sourced solely from a tiny, tree-lined vineyard high on the estate. Cool temperatures ensure a long, slow ripening and freshness in the wine, while whole bunch fermentation helps retainit. It's very much hands-off winemaking, with wild yeast fermentation in large oak barrels. A total of 11 months of lees ageing has developed terrific richness and depth – a glorious mouthful of wine. Gently chill and open early.

"Daffodils, dried apricots, dried mangoes, vanilla and spices. Full body, tons of tropical fruit" James Suckling
Critic, for 2017 vintage
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