Weltevrede launches Vanilla Chardonnay 2010

Date posted:
March 30, 2011


“Some taste vanilla, some get hints of butterscotch or English toffee, some call it crème brûlée, honey, coconut or crème caramel. Others smell tropical flavours of pineapple, passion-fruit or peach. Let us know what you think at www.weltevrede.com”, says Weltevrede’s Philip Jonker about his newly released Vanilla Chardonnay.


“However, Weltevrede’s Vanilla Chardonnay stimulates one’s senses, it is certainly an expressionistic wine. Tasty chardonnay grapes from Karoo limestone terrain are fermented with selected light oak, resulting in an alchemy of extraordinary flavours”, adds Philip.


Philip explains how the Vanilla Chardonnay came to be: “Over the years, while tasting through chardonnay barrels in our underground cellar, we would come upon some barrels displaying the most attractive vanilla notes. Our curiosity led us on a journey, exploring the source of this distinctive vanilla profile, and the seed was sown to capture this enchanting essence in a bottle.


“Chardonnay grapes grown in particular limestone vineyards on Weltevrede - an ancient substrate that looks a bit like hardened nougat, ivory white porous rock of crumbly texture with calcium-rich Karoo limestone soils - were producing grapes with fleshy skins and tropical flavours like melon, mango, peach, pineapple and passion-fruit. The fruit flavours generated by this terrain could be accentuated by careful winemaking and the right choice of oak to produce an opulent wine with the extraordinary alchemy of aromas and flavours that many are falling in love with, the Weltevrede Vanilla Chardonnay.”


The Weltevrede Vanilla Chardonnay 2010 is available nationally at leading wine retailers at about R45.



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