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Waterford Estate, Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Aromas of fresh peach pip, lime and a light touch of oak from barrel.

Waterford’s older vines still prove to produce lovely restrained, tightly structured wines that are rather perfumed when young, but develop beautifully during bottle maturation.

93pts | Tim Atkin

£22.00

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Stellenbosch

Chardonnay

Bone-drySweet

Description

A bright, olive-green colour which has become a notable characteristic of this single vineyard Chardonnay. The aromatics of this wine are driven by fresh peach pip, lime and a light touch of oak from barrel. Waterford’s older vines still prove to produce lovely restrained, tightly structured wines that are rather perfumed when young, but develop beautifully during bottle maturation.

Vintage conditions

2017 has been noted as one of the great vintage years in Stellenbosch. Drought conditions prevailed, but temperatures remained moderate-to-cool throughout the season, which resulted in optimal maturation of fruit, but no signs of warmth in the wines. The wines are extremely classical in style, showing tension in the firm and concentrated tannin structures. The cooler conditions also brought about great freshness and purity within the wines.

Green credentials

A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).

Additional information

Grape

Chardonnay

Vintage

2017

Wine Farm

Alcohol

12.8%

A versatile wine, pairing with pork, salmon, tuna, vegetarian dishes, poultry and cheese.

1 review for Waterford Estate, Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

  1. Tim Atkin | 93pts

    “Planted back in 1988, Chardonnay remains the only white grape on Waterford’s estate on the Helderberg. Showing some of the creaminess and breadth of the warmer 2018 vintage, but this subtly wooded number has lovely underlying minerality and citrus peel freshness. 2021-25”

    Tim Atkin 2020 SA Report

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