THE SOUTHEASTER, KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE CAPE DOCTOR, IS OUR PREVAILING WIND IN SUMMER. IN ELGIN, THE CAPE DOCTOR BLOWS COLD SEA AIR OVER THE VINEYARDS AND BLANKETS THE VALLEY UNDER CLOUD. THESE CLOUDS LOWER OUR DAYTIME TEMPERATURES AND SLOW THE RIPENING OF OUR CHARDONNAY GRAPES, LEADING TO BETTER FLAVOUR DEVELOPMENT. HERE IN LIES THE MAGIC OF BENEATH THE CLOUDS.
This Chardonnay expresses generous lemon-citrus aromas, almonds, oyster shell and flint. This fresh lemon-citrus follows on the palate with ruby grapefruit as the dominant character. Lovely full mid-palate with the citrus fruits supported by sweet zesty spice. This will please those who enjoy
wooded, but fresher-styled Chardonnays.