Survivor Chardonnay 2020 Elgin


Characteristics:
Dry wine, barrel fermented, with an intense bouquet of citrus, peach and floral undertones. Mouth-filling richness derived from lees contact, complemented by fruit notes and balanced acidity. Crisp and lingering finish. Natural fermentation & 11 months sur lie on French Burgundian barrels of which a third is new.

Food Pairing:
Serve with poached salmon, or with chicken, pork or pasta in a creamy sauce. Salads with chicken, ham or cheese, think caesar salad or chicken salads that include peach, mango or macadamia nuts, mild curries with buttery sauces.

About this winery:
Survivor is a boutique winery which produces premium wines. Chardonnay grapes are sourced from cool climate region Elgin, close to the Atlantic Ocean, where the combination of climate-moderating factors give slower ripening and thus more-balanced wine with great complexity. The Pinotage and the Chenin bushvine grapes grow in the premium dry Swartland region, where the dominant soil is shale with pockets of granite and farming techniques are irrigation-free. Bush vines dig deep and give concentrated flavours in the grapes. The Nguni pictured on the label are a well known cattle breed in Southern Africa and regarded as a status symbol by the Zulu tribes.



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