Compared to the "Lesca" Chardonnay, this is unwooded.
This comes from the Robertson Valley
As I mentioned above the Bon Vallon is an unwooded Chardonnay. So Danie is still giving a nod to the Burgundy style but this wine has the fresher notes of citrus and wildflowers. One thing we must remember, In Burgundy irrigation is illegal, but here in Robertson they can manage the irrigation to ensure the grapes develop the optimum ripeness and hence the flavours. I am excited to show this wine to some staunch Kiwis.
The De Wets can be traced back to 1694 in the Cape when their forefathers landed in the Cape and made their mark on the South African wine industry.
Today the farm is run by the third generation Danie de Wet and assisted by his two sons. Danie is a graduate of the Giesenheim Institute in Germany which is a leading institute of viticulture and cellar technology.
Danie is a pioneer of the Roberston area and concentrates on the noble varieties and hence this Lesca Chardonnay.