Warwick The First Lady Unoaked Chardonnay 2013

From all accounts unoaked Chardonnay is enjoying increasing commercial success locally but I remain bemused by it. Take the 2013 vintage of The First Lady from Warwick in Stellenbosch (R75 a bottle). Named in honour of the property’s matriarch Norma Ratcliffe, the back label explains that it was “deliberately crafted with a fruit-driven style in […]

February 10, 2014
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Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2012

Production of the maiden Unwooded Chardonnay 2011 from Glen Carlou in Paarl amounted to one Nomblot egg (or 1 600 litres) and was sold exclusively via the winery’s tasting room and restaurant. The reception from punters the wine received was so positive that winemaker Arco Laarman purchased two more eggs prior to the 2012 harvest, […]

December 10, 2012
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Eikendal Janina Chardonnay Unwooded 2011

When encountering an unwooded Chardonnay, I can’t help referencing it against the wines of Chablis, the appellation comprising the most northern vineyards of Burgundy and typically making wonderfully fresh, austere wines. Locally, unwooded Chardonnay is a burgeoning category. Do these wines amount to more than dry white for punters who don’t like the extreme pyrazine […]

June 18, 2012
by Christian
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