Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Chardonnay 2018

SKU: RK100A-18
Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Chardonnay 2018

Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Chardonnay 2018

SKU: RK100A-18

Restrained, mineral style focussed on elegance with a white fruit character, some oatmeal and some complexity gained from percipient applied wood.

100% Chardonnay made from Dijon clones CY96, CY95, CY76 and the Entav clone CY548.

Clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wine paradigms from apposite noble grapes i.e. ones with the ability to produce world-class examples. Picked exclusively from parcels of grapes within Elgin.

SA’s coolest wine district, Elgin Valley, reflected these principles enabling the germane grapes, Chardonnay, Syrah and more recently Pinot Noir, to show a sense of place.

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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:475.0

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.