Expressive and elegant

Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay 2017

Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay 2017
  • LOU-022017
  • Complex white wine matured in oak
  • Only available in limited quantity of 3500 bottles
  • Awarded with 91 points by Tim Atkin
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

16.95  22.60 /l

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Only 3500 bottles of Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay were produced. The limited white wine...
Only 3500 bottles of Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay were produced. The limited white wine impresses the connoisseur with intense aromas of melon and ripe pineapple, supported by apricots and white peach. A hint of jasmine, lemongrass and ginger completes the first impression. The complex aroma play of Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay is perfected by sumptuous nuances of butterscotch, roasted nuts and orange peel as well as a beautiful toffee and vanilla note. On the palate, the white wine, which has matured for eight months in French oak, is just as complex. The noticeable minerality with the balanced acidity and wonderful texture harmonizes with the nuances of lemon peel and orange blossom before the great white wine leaves the connoisseur with a creamy finish. The expressive Lourensfrod Limited Release Chardonnay is an excellent companion to rich dishes such as poultry or fish in a creamy sauce. A delicious risotto is recommended with this white wine as well as salmon or smoked haddock.

Awards

Jg. 2017
4 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold, Decanter Bronze, Mundus Vini Gold, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, The Michelangelo Double Gold, Tim Atkin 89 Points
Jg. 2015
4 John Platter Stars, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold, IWSC Gold, Mundus Vini Gold, The Michelangelo Silver, Veritas Bronze, Tim Atkin 89 Points

Expert Judgement

"This is a comparatively exotic style of Chardonnay, with peach and nectarine fruit, well handled oak and a ripe, but balanced finish." Tim Atkin

Goes With:

Name:
Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay 2017
Article-No.:
LOU-022017
Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay
Vintage:
2017
Winery:
Lourensford
Importer:
CAPREO GmbH, D-46562, Voerde
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
16.95 € / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,9 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,7 g/l
Serve at:
10-12 °C
Best before:
2023
In the Cellar:
Matured in oak for eight months.
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Allergen:
Sulphite

Lourensford with Traces of the first Civilisation

In the area where today’s winery Lourensford is located, artefacts from the Early and Middle Stone Age had been found. The first humans had therefore lived here as early as 200.000 years ago. Some museums and exhibitions give testament to this long history. Wine cultivation on the other hand is in its early years in Lourensford. It was around 1700 when some immigrants from Europe planted vines into the nutrient soil. It used to be part of Vergelegen but when this estate was divided into four smaller farms in 1709, the place that wine lovers worldwide know as Lourensford came into being. A place that is closely associated with a constantly high quality with every new vintage.

History and Modernity

Without doubt, Lourensford is one of the most beautiful wineries in South Africa. The grand landscape surrounding the estate captivates and excites all visitors. And not just them. National as well as international films use the unique view for their productions, amongst them some big Hollywood films. The impressive interplay of Lourensford’s rich history, manifested in the beautiful architecture, with the state-of-the-art technology in the wine cellar is also movie material. This exciting environment makes for a cosy atmosphere amongst staff and visitors of the yard which invites to lean back - but also to enjoy fantastic high class wines that can be tasted in a relaxed and stylishly furnished Tasting Room.

Elegance and full-bodied Complexity

The wine from Lourensford belongs to the special aspects of the typical South African high class wine. Classic elegance just like the noble bottles from Europe joins a strong richness and a full-bodied complexity that define the wine from South Africa. Three different Ranges ensure that there is the right product for almost every taste and demand. Wine novices that are ready to dive into the fascinating world of premium wines, but also experienced connoisseurs will surely find a wonderful wine they like at Lourensford.