Chardonnay – Queen Mother Mathokoana ( Limited Edition)
Type – White
Body – Medium
Taste – Fragrant
Aromatic and intense the wine has delightful flavours of rose petals, litchi and Turkish delight. The wine has a full palate that is carried by a fresh acidity and lingering creamy finish.
These 35-year-old vineyards present a visual anomaly. Gnarled and far from aesthetic, they produce the tiniest berries with astonishing aromatic concentration. Southwest facing with one of the most extreme slopes on the farm, the wines enjoy the wintry exhalation of the Atlantic Ocean less than a stone’s throw away.
The Chardonnay grapes are planted on some of the best South West facing slopes of the Polkadraai Hills. The two vineyards are lying at altitudes that range from 200-320 meters above sea level; these higher South West facing elevated slopes tend to give wines beautiful natural acidity, resulting in a pleasant pungency and longevity. The richness and full-bodied fruit has been accentuated by the open canopies of the vineyards during ripening. All these flavours are backed with a minerality from the decomposed granite soils of the Polkadraai Hills.
The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at 22.7-23,6ºBrix.
Winemaker – Hagen Viljoen
Main Variety – Chardonnay
Alcohol – 14% %vol
pH – 3.32
RS – 1.7 g/l
Total Acid – 6.1 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
2019 Prescient Chardonnay Report – 91 Points
This Chardonnay has superb and distinctive aromas of citrus and pear with a subtle oak aroma of roasted almonds. The palate is both rich and refreshing with a combination of lime-citrus and white pear flavours. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length.
The wood maturation gives it potential to develop over 3-5 years.
When to enjoy: A wine to savour with lunch or dinner.
How to serve: Chilled
Our meal suggestions: Delicious with full flavoured grilled fish and avocado salad or chicken fillets dressed with a creamy sauce. A versatile wine for you to be creative with.