Featured Wine – Rietvallei Chardonnay
Whether you prefer wooded or unwooded, Rietvallei Chardonnay has something for every taste. This white wine is a green-skinned grape varietal. Originating in the Burgundy region of Eastern France, the wine is produced around the world, including South Africa. Characteristics of this wine include its balance of oak and citrus flavours. Wooded wines are matured in oak barrels, with a creamy palate. Unwooded wines have a drier, zesty flavour. The Rietvallei Chardonnay range includes selected wines from our various collections.
Rietvallei Chardonnay wines include the following:
JMB Chardonnay 2020
In our Heritage Collection, the JMB Chardonnay 2020 offers a complex wooded Chardonnay, with a balance of fruit and oak. This year’s vintage has won two awards, including the 2021 Veritas Wine Awards: Double Gold and 2021 National Wine Challenge 2021: Double Silver.
Minimal interference in the cellar ensures that this wine maintains its terroir to perfection. The wine balances citrus and spicy oak on the nose, with a fresh yet creamy mixture of orange, lemon and lime on the palate and lingering notes of oak to round off the flavours.
Classic Chardonnay 2020
The Classic Chardonnay 2020 is fruity and lightly wooded. This easy to drink white is best served chilled with seafood and poultry dishes. It is perfect for braais, lunches and casual dinners – relaxed yet elegant.
This wine has aromas of ripe citrus on the nose, balanced with a hint of toasted oak. On the palate, it is rich and creamy, balancing fruit, oak and acidity.
Burger Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2021
The Burger Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2021 is affordable and easy to drink. A lightly wooded Chardonnay, the wine balances ripe citrus on the nose, with hints of vanilla and oak. A creamy palate fuses fruit, oak and acidity.
Serve this wine chilled, with seafood and poultry dishes. It pairs very well with dishes such as grilled fish, making it a great choice for braais and outdoor dining.
John B Brut Chardonnay 2021
For those who prefer an unwooded Chardonnay, the John B Brut Chardonnay 2021 is a perfect choice. This wine is dry, sparkling and fresh. On the nose, you will find notes of fresh citrus and orange blossom. On the palate, you will taste flavours of green apple and fruit. A slightly yeasty aftertaste and a balanced acidity add the perfect finish.
As with any sparkling wine, enjoy this with light meals such as seafood, salads or poultry dishes. It is excellent with fresh oysters, served chilled for optimal flavour.
Visit our shop to find your favourite Rietvallei Chardonnay and see why this wine continues to be a global favourite.