2018 Vrede Chardonnay, Storm Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde

This is a brilliant Chardonnay from Hannes Storm. So much texture and just the right level of fruit, with notes of ginger and greengage, and plenty of sea spray and struck match. A match for Burgundy.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£34.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£206.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2026
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2018 Vrede Chardonnay, Storm Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde

TASTING NOTES

Planted with the CY95 clone on an outcrop of shale at the top of the Vrede block, this is a low-yielding site that makes wines that combine weight with freshness and acidity. Stylishly oaked and naturally fermented, it has the leesy complexity and texture of a top Meursault Perrières.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
94/100