Durbanville Hills / 2015 Rhinofields Chardonnay.

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Durbanville Hills / 2015 Rhinofields Chardonnay

COUNTRY/REGION: South Africa/Western Cape.

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay.

ABV: 13.5% Vol.

Nine leading vineyard owners in the Durbanville district joined forces with Distell to create Durbanville Hills with the aim of promoting the regional individuality of this prime wine-growing area. The striking Durbanville Hills cellar sits on the side of a series of rolling hills with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Table Bay - the very geography that lies at the heart of what makes the wines so unique.

The Durbanville ward is considered one of the Cape’s coolest wine regions, thanks to the sea breezes that drift inland from False Bay and Table Bay and the late afternoon mists that bathe the slopes. These conditions are ideal for the slow ripening of the grapes, allowing them to develop their full-flavoured, intense character. Grapes are sourced only from the shareholder- growers, all of whom farm within the limited appellation of Durbanville. Meticulous canopy management promotes concentration of varietal flavour.

COLOUR: Pale straw with a green hue.

NOSE: Aromas of yellow citrus, stone fruit, orange blossom and a hint of sweet oak.

TASTE: Mouth filling with minerality, citrus that finish with a sweet sensation.