Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay Lake District Bokkeveld Shale CY95 2018

SKU: RK102A-18
Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay Lake District Bokkeveld Shale CY95 2018

Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay Lake District Bokkeveld Shale CY95 2018

SKU: RK102A-18

Sourced from a parcel in the western part of Elgin the 95 clone is known for its excellent quality creating wines that are aromatic, fuller bodied and rich yet tightly structured, well–balanced with length of flavour, managing to show restraint and mouth-watering passivity with a great line through the palate and fruit veering towards white peach flesh and nectarine. The Bokkeveld Shale brings amplified perfume on the nose and persistence and elegance to the palate.

The wine rested in barrel for 4 months prior to judicious sulphuring and a further 7 months maturation in barrel before racking and bottling. A small number of artisanal coopers were selected, all from Burgundy and only French oak was chosen. Importantly, this wine was micro-vinified as a separate batch. In 2018, 49% was new oak; 100% using 228 litre barrels.

Single site, soil and clone wines from Elgin.

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Country: South Africa
Region: Elgin
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Grape: Chardonnay

Type: White Wine

Region: Elgin

Country: South Africa

Bottle Size: 750ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

RRP:898.0

Born and raised in the UK, Richard Kershaw enjoyed a successful career as a chef before discovering wine. After travelling extensively, he arrived in South Africa in 1999 and, by 2009, was Group Winemaker of Mulderbosch and Kanu. Richard became a Master of Wine in 2011 and established Richard Kershaw Wines in January 2012.

He is now pursuing his dream of making his own wine in the cool climate of Elgin, in the Overberg wine region of the Western Cape. His intention is to create site-specific, cool-climate wines from high-quality French clones of the Chardonnay and Syrah grapes. His site, in one of South Africa’s coolest wine districts, Elgin, benefits from higher altitude, proximity to the ocean, specific cloud cover sequencing and large differences in day and night temperatures, all of which allow his Chardonnay and Syrah to show a true sense of place. The climate leans toward Southern Burgundy and the Northern Rhône, affording Richard’s wines a surprisingly Old World feel.