2018 Cleefs Classic Collection Chardonnay

2018 Cleefs Classic Collection Chardonnay

The 2017 winter was yet another dry one worsening the current
drought in the Western Cape. There was early bud break with a
moderate summer. There was a couple of “natural irrigation” (rain)
during the growing period that kept the vines healthy and slowed
the ripening. Harvest was 2 weeks later than 2017. The higher
altitude Stellenbosch vineyards that face False Bay contributed
texture and fruit, while the Robertson vineyards generally
contributed more minerality owing to the limestone based soils.