Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2022


As with the Heritage, this was fully barrel fermented, before maturing in barrel for another ten months, with 35% new. This wine then received a further two months on lees in tank before bottling. A fine regional Chardonnay, a very pale lemon hue, this is fresh, well-structured and offering good energy. There are gentle spice notes, hints of nutmeg, grapefruits, oatmeal, stonefruit, lemongrass and ginger. Finely balanced, layered, with bright acidity and impressive length, it provides extremely attractive drinking now and for another four to eight years.