De Wetshof Lesca Chardonnay 2020
The limestone and clay componentes in the soil helps the vines to develop strong citrus flavors with a pronounced nuttiness on the mid-palate, which leads through to a clean finish with zesty citrus notes. The wine matures beautifuly, the years adding dimension and complexity.
Enjoy with a leg of lamb, grilled or barbecued meat such as lamb chops and sausages, as well as seafood and grilled fish.
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This fresh white is light- to medium-bodied and well-balanced, featuring a pleasing range of juicy nectarine, Gala apple and salted Marcona almond. Hints of anise and mineral linger on the finish. Drink now
Danie began his winemaking career after studying at Geisenheim in Germany, returning to South Africa in the early 1970s to work alongside his father who began the De Wetshof Estate. Over the years, careful planning has gone into soil mapping the estate’s vineyards to identify the ideal terroir for the various varietals Danie nurtures both in the alluvial soils near the Breede River, as well as the lime rich slopes stretching up from the river. The Estate has become renowned for its elegant, award-winning wines and its innovative and advanced used of technology in the vineyard and cellar.
Within the Breede River Valley in South Africa, Robertson is a warm and dry winegrowing region notable for its white wines. The region is home to an increasing number of estates and cooperatives.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.