Chardonnay `Lesca` De Wetshof Estate 2017
Located 160km North of Cape Town, the Robertson Valley lies in the folds of the Riviersonderend and Langeberg Mountains where the Breede River meanders towards the Cape`s southern coastline. The chilly southern ocean breezes are funneled up the valley and give cooling respite to the vines throughout the growing season. Quite high concentrations of lime are found in the soil and this makes the area exceptionally fine for white grape varieties.
The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1694. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building Danie and his team use the most innovative and modern wine-making equipment to craft wines of the highest quality. Internationally renowned and one of South Africa`s most awarded wine estates. They also achieved an exceptional rating in South Africa`s Business Social Compliance Initiative which implements the principle of international labour standards for their workers.
Named after Danie de Wet`s wife, Lesca; this lightly wooded Chardonnay, exuding lively aromas of citrus, green apple and butterscotch on the nose. It has the elegance and intensity of the great white Burgundies with a complex, racy palate of lemon, peach and ripe apple flavours with nutty and mineral notes. The weight of the wine is perfectly balanced by a good acidity and finishes long and elegant.
Pasta with light sauces, pork stuffed with prunes and grilled seabass.
93 points in Wine Spectator 2018. Gilbert & Gaillard awarded 92 points in May 2018. Wine Enthusiast awarded 92 points.