The choices made at Flagstone Winery by Winemaker Gerhard Swart are always to respect the over 350-year-old winemaking heritage at the Cape. Being sensitive to the vineyards and the grapes they produce. Making wines that stimulate your brains and please your taste buds. And so, it is with the Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016, they took the road less travelled, words from the well-known Robert Frost poem which is printed on the bottle’s label.
The grapes for the Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016 were hand harvested and brought to the cellar where Gerhard Swart and his team destalk and crush them. Once, given a gentle pressing, the juice was settled and then fermented and matured in oak barrels, part French and part American. The wine was then prepared for bottling.
It looks like
Bottled under screwcap in a Bordeaux shaped bottle with the words from Robert Frost’s poem on the label. In the glass, the colour is bright straw with flashes of lime green.
It smells like
Classical layered Chardonnay nose. Oak and its concomitant spices supporting the citrus and white fleshed peaches.
It tastes like
The citrus fruit and peach follow through on the palate in a rich, full mid palate wine. Thread of citrus acidity running through from entry to exit. The tail is a long and gently waning, again with the fruit, oak and acidity all interwoven.
It’s good with
Refreshing glass on its own. Excellent with fish and seafood. And of course great with a buttery roasted organic chicken. Jane Anne Hobbs’s Coronation Chicken & New Potato Salad is the perfect dish for this wine, on a lovely summery Sunday. Click here for her recipe.
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