|Style||Dry, White, Light Bodied, Minerality, Textured, Fruit Forward, Unoaked|
|Region||Wine of Origin Coastal Region|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable|
False Bay Crystalline Chardonnay is a serious, unoaked white from WO Coastal Region. Balanced grapes and wild yeast fermentation result in a textured, focused varietal with intense minerality and nutty, toasty notes. It has great poise, purity, and restraint and pairs perfectly with roast chicken, pasta and creamy sauce, or grilled tiger prawns.
About the Producer
An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards aims to make 'real' wine affordable. These are sustainable certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally crafted from mature and often old vineyards that, crucially, are naturally in balance. This means that, unusually at the price, the grapes from these coastal gems can be transformed into wine with wild yeast and an absolute minimum of intervention.
False Bay Vineyards is proud to be a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Biodiversity Champion and certified by WIETA (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association). All of their wines are Vegan friendly.
Vineyard and Winery
The grapes for False Bay Crystalline Chardonnay stem primarily from from a single vineyard in Stellenbosch located next door to one of the region's most lauded proponents of this noble cultivar. This coastal vineyard, gives lower yields, smaller berries which maintain their own natural acidity, thus obviating the need to add acid during the winemaking process. Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, fermented spontaneously with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks and then left on lees for a minimum of six months before bottling. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine from 2018 vintage. False Bay - Real Wine - Coastal Vineyards, Sustainably Farmed, Hand Picked, Naturally Crafted, Wild Ferment, Unoaked.
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