Capensis Silene Bottle Shot

2019 Silene Chardonnay

Western Cape, South Africa



The intent of Capensis Silene Chardonnay is to highlight the nuances and profound flavor profile that can be found in the Stellenbosch winegrowing region. As a contrast to the winemaking practices of the flagship Western Cape Chardonnay – which is a blend of several distinct sites from across the Western Cape – winemaker Graham Weerts focuses on the unique terrior of Stellenbosch for Silene. A blend of our estate Fijnbosch vineyard and neighboring mountain vineyards, Silene provides an aromatic explosion of lime, lemon, orange blossom, nectarine and a nuance of fresh crème brûlée. A full palate of citrus and rich minerals drives a saline finish, light on its feet yet dense and long.

39% Nooitgedacht Vineyard, 17% Fijnbosch Estate Vineyard, 17% Navarre Vineyard, 12% Sonop Vineyard, 15% Zeter Vineyard
100% Chardonnay
10 months in French oak (30% new)
96 Points - Angela Lloyd, Platters South African Wine Guide, November 2021