Citrus, toasted nuts and butterscotch aromas followed by a creamy, well-balanced palate and tones of almond and pear.
Bottle Number: 722
Sourced from a selection of Chardonnay blocks in the Simonsberg-Paarl vineyards – only limited quantities of this wine was produced.The grapes are either whole-bunch pressed or berry sorted after which the juice is barrel fermented. The result is a vivid, complex, fruit-forward Chardonnay with gentle oak intervention on the elegant palate.
Named after the first owner of Vrede en Lust’s eldest daughter, Marguerite de Savoye, this wine is just as flamboyant as she was. The 2014 vintage was awarded a gold medal at the Paarl Wine Challenge in 2016 as well as a gold medal at the 2015 Michelangelo Awards.
The Marguerite Chardonnay 2017 received a Double Silver award from the 2019 National Wine Challenge.
The Chardonnay was barrel fermented at low temperatures. The wine was matured on the lees for 11 months in 225l French oak barrels. Only 30% new oak was used to reach the goal of creating an elegant style Chardonnay.
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