The De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay may be the answer to at least one of your wine prayers for the day. We enjoy it so much because it’s unoaked, and so delivers clean, delicious crisp fruit flavors, a suggestion of flowers, and minerality on the finish. It can work beautifully with buttery and creamy sauces, and dishes on the rich side, like butter chicken. Pour your first glasses and tuck into some cornmeal fried oysters with a lemony garlic aioli on the side. We had it with ginger-garlic chicken meatballs in a chicken broth with Chinese broccoli and couldn’t have been happier. What will your De Wetshof happy look like winelovers?
Wine Spectator: “A flash of matchstick gives way quickly to a bright core of green and yellow apple flavors laced liberally with honeysuckle and verbena notes through the nicely detailed finish. Very, very solid. Drink now through 2021. 150 cases imported.” Jun 2019 (Advance)
Winery: “Soils rich in limestone and broken mountain rock on De Wetshof’s site-specific vineyards allow this wine to emit optimum varietal expression. An unwooded wine, Bon Vallon has a brisk and clean freshness leading into a wide spectrum of classic flavours including citrus, wild flowers and grilled nuts, with a nuanced minerality on the aftertaste. The succulent palate structure makes this an ideal food wine, superb with oysters, cream based pasta dishes, light curries as well as roast pork and veal dishes.”
|Aging||on the lees in stainless steel tanks|
|Region||Robertson Valley, South Africa|
|Imports||Limited to 150 dozen|