Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay
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Vibrant pale gold with a glimmer of green. Expressive grapefruit and golden delicious apple aromas detailed with graceful lime blossom, frangipani and white truffle aromas further embellished by discreet vanilla oak spice.
A generous palate that is powerful yet intricate. Pronounced citrus fruit purity is layered with hints of oak and signature minerality. Finishes with remarkable intensity and length.
|AWN Wine Style|
|AWN Wine Style||Full Bodied White|
|Short Tasting Notes||Grapefruit. Apple. White Truffle. Vanilla Oak. Citrus Touch. Chardonnay At Its Peak!|
|Why AWN Pick This Wine||A top Chardonnay, Rich Intense but also Fresh and delicate.|
|Recognitions||95pts – Tim Atkin 95pts – Decanter 90pts – Wine Enthusiast Gold – International Wine Competition Silver – International Wine & Spirit Competition|
|Food Pairing||Pork Belly, Chicken Rice|
|VARIETAL - WHITE GRAPES||Chardonnay|
BOSCHENDAL (Since 1685)
*Boschendal selected wines are featured in 3 Michelin Star French Restaurant “Joel Robuchon” (Japan)*
The grapes for this Chardonnay came from unirrigated vineyards on mountain slopes of well-drained, rocky Bokkeveld shale soils distinguished by a layer of clay just a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean. Cooler than average days and nights meant slow ripening of these low-yielding blocks, producing all the hallmark characteristics of Elgin’s cool-climate terroir. Grapes were harvested by hand between 22–23°B, enabling quality control and bunch selection from the vineyard stage.
Today Boschendal wines are enjoyed in more than 50 countries. The coveted South African Wine Producer of the Year Award that Boschendal brought home from The International Wine and Spirits Competition in London in 2004 benchmarks the global excellence of a brand born of pedigreed origins. Together with an outstanding winemaking team, Boschendal is destined to rise and amaze the world with every passing vintage.