Monday, August 15, 2011

Cape of Good Hope Overberg Serruria Chardonnay 2010 90+ Points

Cape of Good Hope Overberg Serruria Chardonnay 2010 90+ Points S / E

From Elandskloof ward (newly created / 2011) within the greater Overberg district, this South Eastern inclination Chardonnay block of 12 years old, facing the Kaaimansgat block (another great source of Chardonnay!) planted at 710 Above Sea Level on Stettyn Mountain, is amongst the highest in Western Cape, and enjoy a moderate climate.

"Clear, day bright, pale straw with medium concentration, and medium plus to high viscosity, no gas or sediment.

Clean, high intensity, bright lemony note, pithy grapefruit segment, orange, with an impressive mineral core, delicate oaking, with slight nutty / caramel note.

Dry, medium plus to high acidity, medium plus alcohol, lemony note follows through, with nectarines, green apples and brush of cream, fresh and crunchy profile, tight still, steely need +/- 3 years for mineral core to fully merge and be in harmony with the fruit /oak and acid, complex texture, longht lenght, medium plus complexity that will and can only grow with time.

Whole bunch pressed, fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tank and large 1500 L Old French oak barrels, medium toast, 8 months.
From 2014 until 2019+

Paired with seared Diver scallops, citrus infused bisque froth, crispy Pancetta macedoine, cauliflower puree and pea shoots.