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DURBANVILLE HILLS COLLECTORS CHARDONNAY
Inspired by Cape Town’s radiant energy and creative demeanour, our new premium offering – The Collector’s Reserve – is a unique range specially crafted by our winemakers using only the finest grapes from Cape Town’s best vineyards.
The Cableway is the gateway to an awe-inspiring experience to view Cape Town from a unique perspective atop the majestic Table Mountain. The Chardonnay benefits from the Atlantic sea mist which creeps up the lower-lying slopes of the Durbanville hills and cools our vineyards. Rich citrus flavours develop, which are complemented by subtle oak notes
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The Chardonnay grapes were sourced from top-performing vineyards in Darling and Stellenbosch. These are known as cool climate winegrowing areas, offering the benefit of slower ripening of the grapes to achieve greater flavour intensity. The vines are grown in granite and sandstone soils, resulting in grapes with higher natural acidity, adding to the vibrancy, freshness and longevity of the wine. The vines, ranging in age from 12 to 17 years, and situated on mostly south to south-westerly facing slopes, received supplementary drip irrigation. Grafted onto phylloxera-resistant rootstocks, Richter 99 and 101, the vines yielded an average of 8 to 10 tons per hectare. The Albariño grapes came from Stellenbosch, the Chenin blanc from Swartland, and the Gewürztraminer from Paarl.
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