For those who like oaked chardonnays, here is one you will enjoy. It's a full monty, butterball style that shows ripe tropical fruits on the nose, along with lots of butterscotch and toasty oak. The palate is fuller-bodied and rich, with some creaminess to the texture and a decent kick of toasted oak throughout. It finishes lush and toasty, and could stand up to some roast pork.
Our winemaker is Kobus Burger of Rietvallei Wine Estate. Kobus is the 6th generation winemaker
on the farm and has been making wine for eight years, accumulated numerous awards over the years.
Claime d’Or Chardonnay is a full-bodied, complex wine with excellent fruit and
wood integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the
cellar allows this wine to express its terroir to the fullest.
A complex nose with appealing roasted citrus aromas and vibrant lime and toasty
oak flavours, also revealing nuances of butterscotch with touches of pineapple
and white pear. The palate is full and well balanced with rich citrus fruit and
a silky thread of coconut milk, subtle oak and a firm acid. Added toastiness
emerges on the end-palate and a long-lasting aftertaste makes for
a satisfying finish.