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Warwick Estate, White Lady Chardonnay 2021

(2 reviews)

Made from Helderberg grapes harvested a stone’s throw from one of the best Chardonnay spots in the Cape.

This sophisticated lady shows laser-like lemon-and-lime acidity that cuts through a core of rounded peach and baked apples that finishes with roasted almonds and vanilla.

A focused, chiselled wine with good minerality, stylish oak and a lingering finish.

95pts | Platter's

£27.00

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Stellenbosch

Chardonnay

Bone-drySweet

Description

Tasting Note
Warm and inviting nose with hints of orchard blossom, citrus, apricot, peach, and spices. The palate is powerful and rich with great structure, baked apple, toasted almonds, and freshly baked brioche, all kept in check by tangy acidity. Ready to enjoy now but will develop well and reward careful cellaring over the next 5-7 years.

Winemaking
Specifically-selected Stellenbosch sites. Two of which are on the Helderberg, these add more freshness and acidity. Then one from Warwick on a warmer West facing slope of the Simonsberg, which adds textural and structural elements and some floral lift to the wine. All three vineyards are picked separately at dierent ripeness levels to add complexity. Whole bunch pressed and juice allowed to clear naturally before transferred to 228L Burgundian French oak barrels for fermentation. 32% new oak, 26% second fill, 37% third fill, 5% forth fill and the balance in neutral oak. Barrels are rolled once a month for nine months before a tight selection process and blending early in 2021. Light filtration before bottling in February 2022. Released in June 2022.

Food Pairing
Grilled line fish with roasted tomatoes and fresh greens.

Additional information

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

13.1%

Grape

Chardonnay

Vintage

2021

Grilled line fish with roasted tomatoes and fresh greens.

2 reviews for Warwick Estate, White Lady Chardonnay 2021

  1. Tim Atkin | 94pts

    “The White Lady uses grapes from three sites – two on the Helderberg and one on Warwick’s Simonsberg farm. Toasty, refreshing and nicely balanced, with a little cream from partial malolactic fermentation, waxed lemon and grapefruit flavours and scented 23% new wood.”

    Tim Atkin MW

  2. Platter’s | 95pts (5*)

    “Masterly blend of Helderberg & own fruit, not too much nor little of anything in elegant & complex 2021. Soft citrus, lightly toasted nuts & creaminess from regular barrel rolling are focused, lengthened by sleek acid. Spontaneous ferment, Burgundian oak, 32% new, 9 months. 13% alc.”

    Platter’s Awards

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