Named after Lesca who is the wife of the current proprietor, Danie de Wet.
This comes from the Robertson Valley
The De Wests 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.
Lesca Chardonnay is Burgundian in style - so think of cold winters and warm summers - with a light oakiness that comes from 10% new and 90% second fill French oak barrels. There is a nuttiness to it with fresh acidity to balance this. It has a very long palate that in my opinion is a great intro into South African wine for those Burgundy white wine fanatics. I think it's pretty special. The French agree too, at the Chardonnay du Monde Competition in France in March, it was voted in the top 15 wines out of 604 sampled and received a Gold Medal. Go on spoil yourself!!