Radford Dale Chardonnay


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Producer: Radford Dale
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 13%

Colour: Golden
Nose: Vanilla, Butter
Palate: Lime-Citrus, Minerality

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Fruit from two exceptional, ocean-facing sites on the foothills of the Helderberg is used for this Chardonnay. With the vines now 23 years old, the wine that these vines produce shows the typical intensity that one can expect from mature Chardonnay vineyards. The crunchy, granite-derived soil type (Clovelly) imparts a lovely, flinty minerality to the wine and proximity to sea means the wine naturally possesses a bracing freshness. With strong influence of Alex Dale’s upbringing in Burgundy, the making of this Chardonnay is also adapted to the particular conditions in this ocean-facing part of the Cape – the mineral geology and temperate maritime climate both lending much to the equation.

Restraining acidity, citrus flavours and integrated oaking the introverted side of its character; ripeness and great persistence on the palate the more expansive side. Genuinely mineral, with a crisp lime-citrus edge and an elegant yet intense durability. A Chardonnay striving to be individual, focused on backbone not butter.


Roast Pork or Lemon Chicken

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