Capensis

Capensis Silene Bottle Shot

2019 Silene Chardonnay

Western Cape, South Africa

750ml

$40.00

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.

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