The Durbanville Hills region is the second oldest wine region in SA and is classified as a cool climate area. The biggest contributing factor to this is the close proximity to both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with cold south-easterly and south-westerly winds that blow inland from Table Bay and False Bay bearing cool, moist air. At night time, the cold air from the Atlantic Ocean moves into the valley, cooling down the grapes even more, which helps to create the cool climate so essential for the slow ripening of quality grapes.
Dried peach, apricot, citrus and vanilla notes on the nose, with hints of butterscotch and toffee that carry on through the palate.
Serve with Chinese-style deep-fried pork, macaroni and cheese, nut-crusted chicken, prawns served with cashews and selection of button, shiitake and oyster mushrooms fried with butter, garlic and onion.
The Durbanville Hills Chardonnay