Haute Cabrière Haute Collection Amphora Chardonnay 2020

By , 31 October 2022

Grapes for the Amphora Chardonnay 2020 under the top-end Haute Collection label from Franschhoek producer Haute Cabrière come from a 1983 vineyard with heritage status as certified by the Old Vine Project, winemaking involving fermentation in a 450-litre clay amphora before maturation lasting 12 months.

The nose shows blossom, lime and lemon while the palate has a dense core of fruit matched by bright acidity, the finish long and savoury. It’s vivid, pure and full of refreshment. Unadorned in the best sense, a very clear transmission of what seems to be a special vineyard. Price: R500 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

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