De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay 2010

October 22, 2012
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

Lithe.

Unwooded Chardonnay is an emerging category and the Limestone Hill 2012 in the Danie de Wet range from De Wetshof in Robertson (R68 a bottle from the tasting room) is a pretty smart example, bursting with pure citrus. It won silver (equivalent to a score of 16 on the 20 point scale) at this year’s Veritas Awards but I’d be inclined to give it a score of 15.5/20 – I can’t help associate unwooded Chardonnay with Chablis and as with most local examples, the Limestone Hill doesn’t have quite the same firmness, for want of a better way of putting it.

The De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay 2010 (R84) is pitched as lightly wooded  (fermentation and maturation for 12 months in a combination of first- and second-fill French oak barrels) and I think the wood brings a nice amount of form and stricture to the Robertson fruit. This wine won gold at Veritas (equivalent to 17/20) but I’d score it 16/20.

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