2018 De Wetshof "Limestone Hill - Unoaked" Chardonnay Robertson

SKU #1421435 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 A pale yellow color, this wine smells fresh, vibrant and inviting, with lively aromas of citrus, lemon-lime, yellow apple, green melon and a touch of mineral dust. Lightweight and well balanced, it has a bright acidic seam and fresh, zippy citrus and green apple tones, with hints of sea breeze and limestone minerality. Bright and sassy, this is well balanced and oh-so-easy to like and drink. *Editors' Choice* (LB)  (5/2019)


 The 2018 Limestone Hill Chardonnay is picked in the morning and sees no wood contact. It has a well defined though slightly generic bouquet - perfectly enjoyable if not memorable. The palate is better, offering lime cordial and orange pith on the entry and a fine bead of acidity, and light tropical notes of guava and passion fruit toward the crowd-pleasing finish. Finishes better than it begins. (NM)  (8/2018)

Wine Spectator

 Open-knit, featuring yellow apple and cantaloupe notes, with a nice beam of acidity emerging midpalate, delivering a juicy, moderately long finish. Drink now. (JM)  (6/2019)

K&L Notes

De Wetshof is a third-generation winemaking family based in Robertson Valley. They have been producing high-quality wines in South Africa since the 1970s, and are known as one of South Africa's most prominent Chardonnay producers. Winemaker's Notes: "Heavy clay soils rich in limestone allow this Chardonnay to emit optimum varietal expression in a cloak of rich complexity. An un-wooded wine, Limestone Hill has notes of citrus, ripe orchard fruit and nuts, with the complexity balanced by a nuanced elegance ending with a delicate ripeness. The grapes are picked in the coolness of morning, with the emphasis on capturing the natural complexities of the Chardonnay grape immediately for the making of this un-wooded wine."

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