Capensis, Silene Chardonnay 2017 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Cape Coastal
'Less overt lemon & orange fruitiness than sibling, & less new oak (50%) give 2017 a more refined, even stately, bearing, the vibrancy of the vintage showing in the current of limy acid supplying energy throughout. Thrilling now, will improve 5+ years. Own Banhoek grapes plus small portion brought in from Helderberg.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (96/100)
'The intent of Capensis Silene Chardonnay is to highlight the nuances and profound flavor profile that can be found in the Stellenbosch winegrowing region. As a contrast to the winemaking practices of the flagship Western Cape Chardonnay – which is a blend of several distinct sites from across the Western Cape – winemaker Graham Weerts focuses on the unique terroir of Stellenbosch for Silene. 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.' – Winemaker
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.
|Blend information||100% Chardonnay|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|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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