The 2018 chardonnay grapes are specially sourced and hand selected by our Cellar Master from a ridge overlooking the ocean in Somerset West and a high-altitude slope on the side of the Simonsberg Mountain. These two locations are both relatively cool but for different physical influences. They combine magnificently to produce a rounded well-balanced wine. Grapes were harvested in two separate pickings from Somerset West adding to the complexity. 2018 harvest was hot and dry leading to reduced yields.
Holden Manz Chardonnay 2018
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The holden manz Chardonnay 2018 has a bright, flinty nose with lime, pink grapefruit, hazelnuts and fig. Six month’s lees contact adds a creaminess and complexity, presenting an appealing full mouth and length. Elegant flavours of citrus and white blossom, knit with a minerality, some salinity and complex acidity to provide a long, smooth finish.