Zevenwacht Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Stellenbosch

Zevenwacht Barrel fermented Chardonnay was a new release for Zevenwacht two years ago and is a great wine.This is the best vintage yet  - big, rich and noticably oaky.

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I'm delighted to announce we have the latest vintage just arrived. It is full and buttery with good fruit. Well structured and somehow fresher and cleaner than ever. I was so impressed by the clean feel of this wine (which is difficult to achieve in a barrel fermented white) that I asked Denise if she had a new winemaker. No, she hasn't. But she did say it was fruit from a new vineyard.

I know the first vintage 2012 was from a new vineyard back then, so I presume she may have planted at least two and is only now beginning to use fruit from the second one. Either way this is a great wine, and anybody who likes barrel fermented chardonnays is going to be impressed at this price.

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Location Stellenbosch, South Africa
Winery Zevenwacht
Winery status Large privately owned winery
Winemaker Jacques Viljoen
Annual production Low
Grapes Chardonnay
Style Big, full, some oak, clean
ABV 13.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2014
Percentage score 90
Sulphite level Low
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