Country: South Africa
Producer: Restless River
Bottle Size: 75cl
A cult classic for those in the know and arguably one of the finest Chardonnay you’ll ever drink. You’ll get hints of those unctuous salted caramel, toffee apple oaked Chardonnay flavours, but they’re tempered by a pithy citrusy acidity and a purity on the palate which makes it actually quite delicate. It’s a fascinating wine, which seems to flirt between hedonism and finesse from first drop to last.
Demand is always high and volumes are very low. Restless River’s Chardonnay vineyards are someof the oldest the cool-climate Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Tiny yields and looong, slow maturation produces some extraordinarily concentrated fruit.