R1,680.00 per 6 bottle case
2023 National Wine Challenge: Top 100 SA Winner & Double Platinum
2023 Michelangelo Wine Awards: Double Gold
2023 Veritas Wine Awards: Double Gold
2021 Veritas Wine Awards: Double Gold
2021 National Wine Challenge 2021: Double Silver
2020 National Wine Challenge: Double Silver
2020 Chardonnay du Monde: Gold, Top 10 Selection
2020 SAWI Fine Wine Guide: Platinum
2019 Global Chardonnay Masters: Silver
2019 National Wine Challenge 2019: Double Gold
2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition: Silver
2019 Veritas Wine Awards: Silver
2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Gold
2018 Chardonnay du Monde: Silver
2017 National Wine Challenge: Double Gold
2016 Chardonnay du Monde: Silver
2016 Tim Atkin SA Review: 91 point rating
The Chardonnay vines were planted in 2013 on a west-facing slope. The clone is 95 and the soil type is calcareous.
This vineyard is handled with special care, from pruning right through to harvesting, ensuring a low yield and premium quality fruit.
The grapes were picked at 24 °B and after crushing, only the free-run juice was selected. Following settling for three days, the clean juice went to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. At approximately 15°B the must was transferred to second fill 300-litre French oak barrels where fermentation was completed and a further eight months of barrel maturation was done. Malolactic fermentation was not allowed.
Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay is a full-bodied, complex wine with excellent fruit and wood integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar allow this wine to express its terroir to the fullest.
An expressive nose that is rich in citrus aromas and well complemented by the spicy, toasted oak notes derived from the barrel fermentation. The palate is rich and creamy and together with a firm acidity makes for a lingering finish.
Pair with roast chicken, grilled duck or any creamy poultry or fish dishes. Serve chilled (7 – 10°C).
Residual Sugar: 3.7g/l
Alcohol: 13.54 % Acidity: 6.6g/l
pH: 3.44 VA: 0.50 g/l
Total Extract: 29.8 g/l
Total SO2: 138 mg/l
Free SO2: 43 mg/l
Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: 104 x 6 x 750ml
Case weight: 9.10 kg
Closure: Natural cork