Somewhat Known Chardonnay has the balance and poise of a beautiful, elegant wine created from spectacular fruit. At just 12.5% this wine does not conform, showing a texture, style, power, and flavour associated with more potent wines. Somewhat Known Chardonnay oozes class with defined stone fruit and tropical flavours and aromas backed up with delicate spice and a structure to die for.
Somewhat Known Chardonnay is rather versatile when it comes to pairings. At that abv it is a great lunchtime wine, it's fantastic on its own but sings with food. Pork or Chicken dishes in creamy sauces or almost anything from fresh or salt water work perfectly. Try pan-fried Lemon Sole, Haddock Mornay, Fried Soft shell Crab or simple creamy pasta dishes.
Somewhat Known Chardonnay is made from glorious W.O. Banghoek grapes fermented in just one Stockinger demi-muid (a 600Ltr wooden fermentation vessel compared recently as "the Winemaker's Stradivarius").
|Style||Dry, White, Full Bodied, Fresh, Elegant, Stone and Tropical Fruit, Fermented in Oak|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable|
About the region and producer
The Earth’s mantle thrusts up above the gentle town of Franschhoek, a wild slice of untamed mountain on which sits a farm named Wildeberg. An established wine region for some 350 years, sensible generations never thought to plant a vine here until a happy band of idealists recently craned their necks up at this hillside and, dizzy with hope, decided to give it a go. Franschhoek is on the very edge of the south-eastern corner of the Cape’s venerable Coastal Region, indeed Wildeberg’s property border runs over the top of the mountain where the Coastal Region gives way to the baboon-strewn road to Grabouw and the wider Western Cape.
The Wildeberg wines express the most captivating Franschhoek Valley fruit. In our Wildeberg Terroirs bottlings we look beyond our home to a clutch of exceptional sites of other origin.
A mountain rich in metaphor with the visual heft to flatter any wine, releases of Wildeberg and Terroirs express our continued purpose – exceptional wines of place, however humble the origin. If the abiding memory of our wines remains a textural sense of place then we are portraying the Cape as hoped.
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