The De Wet family of De Wetshof in the Robertson Wine Valley are Chardonnay specialists. This does not mean that they do not make superb wines from other varieties – they do, as a recent tasting of the Edeloes and Nature in Concert Pinot Noir proved to me. The De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2019 is unwooded and sits at one end of the Chardonnay range. The Bateleur, a rich full oaked Chardonnay sits at the other, with a few fabulosities in the middle.
From a Burgundy shaped bottle, closed with a screw cap. I can’t get enough of this wine. It is not oaked, and as Danie de Wet predicted to me in a radio interview a couple of years ago, that this style of wine, particularly with good fruit, will become very popular. He was right, it has. Beautiful gemstone bright wine, pale golden straw in the glass. The aromas meld with the flavours, crisp apple, ripe white fleshed peaches and tropical limes. I love the nutty marzipan undertow and chalky flavours which blend with the generous and fruit filled mid palate and follow through into the long aftertaste.
The De Wetshof Limestone Hill 2019 is a delicious sipping wine before and with lunch, or a wine with which to watch the sun set. It is a perky food pairer. And has enough oomph to tackle almost all sections of the menu. Dianne Bibby’s Quick Lemon & Herb Chicken is perfect with this wine. She uses Lemongold Lemons which are exclusive to Woolworths. Click HERE for her recipe.
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