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The First Lady Chardonnay

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The First Lady Chardonnay 2019

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The First Lady wines are in tribute to Norma Ratcliffe, who started making wine on the Warwick Estate in the 1970s. Many consider her the ‘First Lady’ of the South African wine industry. Experience citrus aromas of lemon, lime and orange peel. This full-bodied wine exhibits flavors of pineapple and lemon. Twist open and share generously with friends over a table laden with Mediterranean mezze. Awarded 90 Points by Wine Enthusiast & Best Buy.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2019
ACID 5.6
Varietal Chardonnay
PH 3.45
Residual sugar 2.5
AGING Absolutely None
Alcohol % 12.87

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TASTING NOTES

An intriguing bouquet of fruit on the palate that keeps you sipping. Yellow apple and pear flavours are prominent, with more restrained notes of yellow loquat and lime. Textured with a palate filling creamy texture and a fresh zesty finish.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Grapes are picked in the early hours of the morning to retain freshness and aromatics. De-stemmed and crushed straight to the press with no skin contact. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and 8% of the wine is fermented in oak to add some depth to the palate. After fermentation the wine is kept on the lees for 100 days before blending and bottling in August 2019.


Food Recommendations

Chicken korma. Baked butternut with nutmeg spiced ricotta and sage.

Rating

90 Points from Wine Enthusiast & Rated as the ‘Best Buy’