The Fledge & Co Elgin Chardonnay O Velhapi
This is the maiden release for this amazing new wine! A cool climate Chardonnay from a tiny vineyard in Elgin.
Leon produced just 1,320 bottles so we are extremely fortunate to have got a sizeable chunk of it!
Barrel fermented and barrel matured, made in a very Burgundian style for South Africa. This will rival fine Burgundy on quality and blow it away on rarity and price!
Surprisingly light in colour for a barrel fermented Chardonnay. Leon is quite right, this will benefit from some bottle ageing. It is very enjoyable now - I decanted it to give it some air - but it will keep improving if you can lay it down for a few months (or even years).
It is full flavoured with some body and good mouthfeel. Very fresh and clean yet complex with a long finish.
All the Fledge wines are low sulphite, but we also wanted to mention that all the free SO2 readings were at bottling which will have reduced significantly since, so they will in fact be even lower than stated now.
|Winery||Fledge & Co|
|Winery status||Just Leon & Margaux!|
|Winemaker||Leon & Margaux|
|Annual production||1320 bottles|
|Style||Like quality Burgundy!|