Regarded as the “divisive variety” by many, chardonnay has gone out of fashion so often … just to come back again with even more fans! However, this time it seems to be sticking around for good and has become the wine of choice for most wine enthusiasts throughout the year.
Quoin Rock Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, is home to one of South Africa’s most sought after chardonnays, and with the release of the estate’s 2018 Chardonnay, aficionados will no doubt be queuing up to lay their hands on it.
Regarded as “the winter’s white wine of choice”, this perfect all year round wine is a beautiful straw colour with hints of green, alluding to its youthfulness and vibrancy.
“The attractive nose showcases ripe citrus and orange peel aromas which carry through to hints of vanilla spice oak and toasted brioche,” says winemaker Schalk Opperman. “Citrus peel on the palate adds good weight and a lightly buttery texture, resulting in a well-balanced wine with fresh acid and minerality. The persistent lemon lime flavours linger on the finish.”
Schalk enjoys savouring the Quoin Rock Chardonnay 2018 on its own after a busy day in the vineyards, or if he’s entertaining friends, this wine partners perfectly with most seafood dishes, especially crayfish.
The Quoin Rock Chardonnay 2018 is available directly from the estate or via their online wine shop at R400 per bottle.
For more information, visit www.quoinrock.co.za.