Staying ahead of the game in a highly competitive wine market takes more than passion and commitment, it also requires patience and innovation, and all these elements have led to the latest offering to emerge from Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s portfolio – the Cape of Good Hope Serruria Chardonnay 2015.
Produced from vineyards planted on the farm Altima situated in the Elandskloof, this terroir-specific wine forms part of Cape of Good Hope range created in recognition of South Africa’s 350-year-old vinous heritage, aptly known as the Old Vines Initiative*.
The Altima vineyard is situated in a pristine valley north of Villiersdorp, also known as the Kaaimanskloof area, and is surrounded by a steep mountain range that rises 1km from the valley floor. During the winter months these mountains are typically covered with snow and, coupled with the elevation of 600 to 700m, equates to a very cool climate. This unique terroir produces wines with a high natural acidity and upfront aromas.
According to winemaker, Mark van Buuren, this wine has a shy orange blossom bouquet with hints of spice. On the palate the wine is fresh with lively orange and citrus flavours, cloaked with a creamy vanilla oak. Compared to a peacock fantail, the flavours start off quite reserved eventually revealing more depth and richness. The impressive harmonious integration of oak and fruit results in a flawless Chardonnay.
Available directly from the Anthonij Rupert Wyne Tasting Room at R155 per bottle, the Cape of Good Hope Serruria Chardonnay 2015 is the ideal wine partner to a light Prawn and Coconut Thai Curry, succulent roast Chicken, and seafood dishes such as Paella, Bouillabaisse or cold poached Salmon served with a Lemon and Fennel sauce.
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