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De Wetshof Estate, Lesca Chardonnay 2020 (1x75cl)

Country: South Africa
Region: Robertson
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5%
Availability:22 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
Further stock available in 10-15 days
Product Code: SARB0042B20S
£14.95

Awarded a Gold medal and 95 points at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).

For other 2021 DWWA winners, click here.

The name De Wetshof has been synonymous with the production of fine wines in South Africa since the 1970’s. As the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, De Wetshof has become known internationally as South Africa’s eminent Chardonnay House due to the pioneering role it played in introducing this noble Burgundian grape to the country. The De Wet family’s winemaking heritage can, however, be traced back to 1694 when the first De Wets arrived at the Cape and immediately made a mark on the South African wine industry. Today, De Wetshof is one of the few third generation wine estates in South Africa. Here Danie de Wet, proprietor and cellarmaster, is assisted by sons Johann (viticulture and marketing) and Peter (winemaker).

The Robertson Valley is characterised by cold winters and sunny summers, with an average annual rainfall of 350 – 400mm. In summer a fresh southerly breeze has a cooling effect on the vineyards, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly and in perfect balance. Nights are chilly and during summer months a mist often shrouds the vineyards until late morning. The dry climate and bracing breeze keep pests to a minimum, resulting in sparse spraying programmes. Soils rich in limestone and broken mountain rock on De Wetshof’s site-specific vineyards allow this wine to emit optimum varietal expression.

See the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

De Wetshof Estate, Lesca Chardonnay 2020 - fiche technique

Chardonnay 100%.

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.