Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elandskloof
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‘Elandskloof vines. Delicate but full limey, toasty aromas on 2020; soft texture, sweetly ripe, rich fruit cut with firm acidity. These chards whole bunch pressed, spontaneous onset to ferment; about a quarter new oak, tiny portions in clay pot.’ – Platter’s Guide, 4.5* (91/100)

The Kaaimansgat or Crocodile’s Lair vineyard is hidden away in the Elandskloof Valley behind the village of Villiersdorp, just 80km from Hermanus. A beautiful, blind valley nestled amongst majestic mountains. Bouchard Finlayson has been linked directly to this vineyard for thirty vintages. It is located 700m above sea level, ripens a month later than other Cape Chardonnays and benefits enormously from cool autumn temperatures. The name of the vineyard is derived from the mispronounced name of the original settler – a Dutchman Kwaaiman.
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Condition New
Winemaker Chris Albrecht
Alcohol 13.59%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Rating PG 91
Technical analysis RS: 2.6 g/l | TA: 5.6 g/l | PH: 3.43
Producer information Bouchard Finlayson, located in a hidden valley in the Walker Bay region, has been producing quality wines since 1989 and their much-awarded wines need no introduction. A collaboration between Paul Bouchard and Peter Finlayson led to the creation of Bouchard Finlayson Wines and since 2017, Chris Albrecht, has taken over the production reins. In addition to producing award-winning wines, Bouchard Finlayson is committed to conservation with only 22 hectares of their 125-hectare property, planted with vines.
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