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Half case: £48.00
Full case: £96.00
NOW £8.00 EACH
Peacock Wild Ferment Chardonnay elegantly struts its stuff.
An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards aims to make 'real' wine affordable. These are sustainable certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally crafted from mature and often old vineyards that, crucially, are naturally in balance. This means that, unusually at the price, the grapes from these coastal gems can be transformed into wine with wild yeast and an absolute minimum of intervention. False Bay Vineyards is proud to be a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Biodiversity Champion and certified by WIETA (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association). The majority of their wines (and soon to be all) are Vegan friendly. False Bay - Real Wine.
The grapes for Peacock Wild Ferment Chardonnay are sourced from the coolest, most coastal area of Stellenbosch: The Schapenberg. The vines are 25 years old. In this cooler and more windswept area the variety produces lower yields and has a longer ripening time, ensuring balanced flavours, fine poise and a long finish. The Schapenberg and Helderberg are also known for the large expanses of indigenous flora (fynbos and proteas) and fauna such as caracal, bat eared foxes, leopards and of course, peacocks. In fact, four of South Africa's twenty WWF Biodiversity & Wine Initiative Champions (which includes Waterkloof amongest their number) are located on the Schapenberg and Helderberg alone. In addition to sourcing fruit from neighbouring vineyards, there is also a portion of wine from Waterkloof's biodymamic vineyard used in the Peacock Wild Ferment range. Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Grapes are hand-picked, sorted and whole-bunch pressed, then fermented spontaneously with wild yeast in concrete eggs. The wine was then left on lees for 9 months before bottling. No additons other than sulphur. Vegan friendly wine.
A bouquet marked with great freshness. A restrained mineral style, focusing on elegance with soft fruit, gooseberry and citrus notes. The palate has a soft, lingering mouth feel.
This wine is perfect to drink on its own, but also tastes exceptional when paired with pan seared scallops or line fish.
ABV - 13%
CASE/BOTTLE SIZE - 6 x 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY - STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA
GRAPE - CHARDONNAY 100%
FEATURES - VEGETARIAN, VEGAN
CLOSURE - SCREWCAP
WINEMAKER - NADIA BARNARD
ALLERGEN INFO - CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS