Capensis Silene Chardonnay 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Cape Coastal
R285
In stock
(Only 33 left)
93
PG
'For earlier drinking than stablemates but 2018, like 2017 (5 stars, 96 pts), beautifully proportioned & fine, bright citrus acidity drawing out the finish & 30% new oak less overt. Own Banhoek grapes plus small portion from Helderberg. All the wines bunch pressed.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'Predominantly from own Fijnbosch grapes plus small portion from Helderberg property Nooitgedacht. A subtle nose with a top note of blossom before pear, citrus, some leesy complexity and vanilla. Quite light-bodied and vivacious relative to its stablemates with bright acidity and savoury finish. Archetypal modern Chardonnay.' – Winemag Prescient Chardonnay Report 2020, 90/100

'A blend of two mountain vineyards, our estate Fijnbosch vineyard and the neighboring Nooitgedacht vineyard, provide an aromatic explosion of lime, lemon, orange blossom, jasmine and spice. A tight palate of citrus and rich minerals drives a saline finish, light on its feet yet dense and long.' – Graham Weerts, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Graham Weerts
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Rating PG 93
Producer information Capensis, which is Latin for 'from the Cape', was founded in 2013 and is owned by the Jackson Family. Winemaker Graham Weerts creates Chardonnay from sites located in Stellenbosch, Overberg, and Robertson. The Capensis estate vineyard, Fijnbosch, is located on the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the Banghoek Valley and makes up about half of their blend.
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