“Like all our Chardonnays, the Limestone Hill is made from vineyards growing on selected patches of terroir that influence the individual style of each wine,” says De Wetshof CEO Johann de Wet. “The key to Robertson is the high limestone content of the soils, limestone being an element ensuring chemical balance and ageability in the wines.” The resulting unwooded chardonnay doesn’t miss the oak at all; shining the light on the fruit characteristics of the cultivar, expect refreshing flavours of apple, peach and lemon rind. There’s some lees influence on the palate lending weight to the body with subtle toasted brioche in the background. It’s refreshing, drinkable and exceedingly good value.
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Written by Malu Lambert, food & wine writer