2020 TESSELAARSDAL Chardonnay (Elgin Ridge, South Africa)
Style - Rich
Grape - Chardonnay
Tasting - Just the second vintage and a worthy follow up to the very impressive debut. Lovers of white Burgundy will immediately recognise the push me/pull you tension of bright acidity and mineral style freshness rubbing up against the plusher ripe stone fruit character.
FYI - Winemaker Berene Sauls began her wine career as an au pair at the Hamilton Russell estate. She moved to an admin role, before winemaking duties and finally has her own vineyard in the ground. Inspiring stuff!
ABV - 13%