MediaVision Communications - 12 November 2012 - Article read 837 times
South Africa's leading Chardonnays for 2012 revealed
Cape Town, 04 October 2012: The results of the 2012 Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report were revealed yesterday at an intimate gathering in Cape Town. The report, produced by emerging wine commentator Christian Eedes in partnership with Sanlam Private Investments (SPI), aims to celebrate South African wines from this much loved varietal which Eedes describes as ‘the grape responsible for the greatest dry white wine in the world, despite what Riesling lovers might like to think!’.
Christian Eedes - 09 October 2012 - Article read 1689 times
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 11 July 2012 - Article read 467 times
Does Chardonnay reflect the terroir in which it’s grown more than other varieties?
Winemaker James Hall from Patz and Hall: "Chardonnay grapes, he believes are not necessarily more affected by terroir, but essentially neutral, the variety "shows more clearly the winemaker's variety of style. It's an interesting intersection between nature and the nursery," Hall said. "There's lots of room for the hand of man."
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 11 July 2012 - Article read 382 times
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 15 June 2012 - Article read 473 times
Naked chardonnay: Does this grape find a purer expression when unoaked?
Many things explain chardonnays ubiquity: the ease of raising its vines in sundry climates and soils, its association with the famed wines of Chablis and other great white Burgundies, and the way that it marries felicitously with oak. By and large, it is also simply a delicious quaff.
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 14 June 2012 - Article read 430 times
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 13 June 2012 - Article read 432 times
Can we meet the quest for good low-alcohol wine?
At least one winemaker is responding to demand for less alcohol and no preservatives, Chris Shanahan writes.
The wine industry needs to respond, he believes. And one response should be to produce wines with less alcohol.
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 13 June 2012 - Article read 450 times
"Demystifying Chardonnay" by the Barrel Room
It's very common to hear a customer in a restaurant or wine bar saying, "I'll just have a glass of the Chardonnay". If the customer is American, odds are this means they want a big, buttery California Chardonnay. If the customer is European, a Chablis with its laser precision, crisp stone fruits, and minerality may be what she is requesting.
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 06 June 2012 - Article read 390 times
Chardonnay is sexy again, says Terry Sweeney
Since the mid-1970's, chardonnay has been the wine that has dominated the female wine scene. There was something about that vanilla oak woody flavor that kept women coming back for more.
Chardonnay Forum South Africa - 01 June 2012 - Article read 234 times
Durbanville Hills - 26 March 2012 - Article read 1312 times
De Wetshof Bateleur swoops on gold at Chardonnay Du Monde
De Wetshof Estate, the renowned Chardonnay producing wine estate in Robertson, received an early birthday present to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Bateleur Vineyard from which one of South Africa's most iconic Chardonnays is made.
De Wetshof Estate - 26 March 2012 - Article read 1471 times