The Chardonnay has a soft entry and displaying elegant fruit with notes of
citrus with texture and complexity added from aging in oak. The oaking is mild to express the freshness of the fruit. The aging potential, we believe that our wine improves with age and will drink at its best after a year or two of being in the bottle. The aging potential is up to 5 years.
The Chardonnay will pair well with grilled fish and chicken dishes. It will also pair well with seafood such as salmon and tuna as well as lighter pork dishes.
All the grapes came from a block on our farm, Klein Welmoed in Stellenbosch. All the vineyards are trellised. All grapes are harvested by hand in individual bins in optimal conditions to ensure true quality from beginning to end. In the Cellar, they were whole bunch pressed and the resulting wine was naturally fermented in French oak
barrels of which 28% was new wood. The wine spent 9 months in the barrel before bottling. 100% of the wine was fermented and aged in barrels.
Alcohol: 14 % | Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l | Total acidity: 4.4 g/l | pH: 3.51
Origin of the Name:
"Our great grandfather, Dr. William Charles Winshaw was born in the USA. He ran away from home when he was 12 years old. During his travels he met Lieutenant McGuiness who was purchasing mules and horses for Queen Victoria’s horses based in South Africa. He couldn’t resist seeing another continent and later travelled with and cared for the mules on their trip to South Africa."