Survivor, the free spirited wine range inspired by the hardy indigenous Nguni cow, has released its Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018 after a complete sell-out of previous vintages.
This is good news for adventurous Chardonnay lovers who prefer the unpredictability and unbridled expression of naturally fermented wines.
Fermented in new 500L French oak barrels using only naturally occurring yeasts, the 2018 vintage rewards with oatmeal and lime leaping from the glass followed by invigorating layers of citrus on the palate. The wine shows excellent oak integration after maturing in barrel for 11 months.
“Our Chardonnay owes its unrestrained character, structure and fullness to the use of wild yeasts rather than commercially produced versions,” says winemaker Ben Snyman, who believes this is the way all wines should be made.
The beautifully textured Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018 is a superb white wine to enjoy on cooler days, but above all, it is an excellent food wine all year round. Snyman recommends serving the wine with veal or pork, creamy butternut or rich seafood dishes.
Survivor takes its name from the tale of a fearless Nguni cow that jumped off an open bakkie while being transported from one Swartland farm to another, landing unscathed in the middle of a vineyard. A metaphor for brave choices, the story of the Nguni cow continues to inspire this intrepid wine range from Overhex Wines International.
Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018 is available at selected outlets countrywide and sells at the cellar door price of R175. For online purchases visit www.survivorwines.com. Follow @survivorwines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.