Kershaw Chardonnay Elgin Clonal Selection
Richard Kershaw Wines
South Africa - Western Cape - Cape South Coast - Elgin

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

Cape South Coast - Elgin
Wine Type
100% Chardonnay
Grapes were hand-picked in the early autumnal mornings, placed into small lug baskets and tipped directly into a press before being gently whole-bunch pressed up to a maximum of 0.6 bar or until a low juice recovery of 615 litres per ton was obtained using our new Willmes Sigma 5 press. The juice gravity-flowed directly to barrel (no pumps were used at all) without settling. The unclarified juice had no enzymes or yeast added to it and therefore underwent spontaneous fermentation until dry, with malolactic discouraged. The wine rested in barrel for 4 months prior to judicious sulphuring and a further 7 months’ maturation in barrel before racking, blending and bottling.
1,340 (9-liter cases)

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2019 Kershaw Chardonnay Elgin Clonal Selection - 94 PTS - TA

2019 Kershaw Chardonnay Elgin Clonal Selection - 94 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Four clones (CY95, 96, 76 and 548 for all you wine geeks out there) from seven different vineyards are used to produce this impressive pan-regional cuvée. Subtle, textured and refreshing, with aniseed, citrus and cinnamon spice, subtle gunflint top notes and a smoky finish. 2021-26"

- Tim Atkin (South Africa Special Report 2021), 94 pts

2019 Kershaw Chardonnay Elgin Clonal Selection - 92 PTS - JS

2019 Kershaw Chardonnay Elgin Clonal Selection - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Aromas of lemon curd, flint, straw and rosemary. Medium-bodied with silky texture. Lovely lees complexity here with toasty, nutty character adding complexity to the fresh apple and pear fruit. Drink now."

- James Suckling (October 2022), 92 pts

Producer Information: Richard Kershaw Wines

Richard Kershaw wines was founded in 2012, by Master of Wine Richard Kershaw. Richard’s mission is to focus on noble grapes and create clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wines in ...
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