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Craven Wines Chardonnaytext
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Craven Wines Chardonnay 2020

Polkadraai Hills, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaFrom Danie Carinus' Bluegum Grove Vineyard in the Polkadraai Hills, this chardonnay was planted in 2005 on super sandy granitic soils (like a beach). This was whole cluster pressed and native fermented in neutral 500L barrels for MLF and 8 months' rest. Savoury and stony, with yellow plum, young quince, lemon blossom, unbuttered popcorn, and a saline wash on the humming finish. Lovely, pure view of Stelly chardy.Tasted: 29 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: AB 38.00 Producer: Craven WinesDistributors: Juice Imports
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 609803564676