Indaba | Western Cape, South Africa

Indaba, Chardonnay, 2022

Indaba, Chardonnay, 2022

  • White Still
  • 75cl
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Indaba Chardonnay has bright, tropical fruit aromas leading to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavours of apple, pear, honey, and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth. Superb value, this versatile white is a seamless pairing for an array of cuisines.

Indaba Chardonnay grapes were sourced from select vineyard sites in Robertson, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Swartland, with vines ranging from 8-28 years old. The limestone and decomposed shale soils of Robertson yield wines of great acidity which combine zesty citrus and yellow fruit flavours with a flinty, minerally character. The Paarl and Stellenbosch components from soils of weathered granite and decomposed sandstone bring a lusher profile with tropical fruit flavours. The Swartland portion from soils with a sandy top layer over loamy sub-layers lends citrus hints and a distinct minerality.

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours to maintain the freshness of the fruit. They were de-stemmed, left in cold skin contact for four hours, and then gently pressed. The juice was settled overnight before fermentation, which occurred in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels. The Indaba Chardonnay was left on its lees for several months to develop further complexity.

  • From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
    (Made in stainless steel and a bit of used French oak) Medium yellow. Fruit driven aromas of peach, pineapple and honey. Supple, broad, dry and easygoing; very ripe and creamy but not a butterbomb. 87 Points
    • ❖ ABV: 13.5%

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    Indaba takes its name from a Zulu word signifying “a meeting of the minds”, a fitting name given that the winery is involved in several community initiatives. Winemaker Bruwer Raats has steered the estate since 2008 while also managing wine making at the internationally celebrated Raats Family Wines.

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