Bayten Buitenverwachting Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from South Africa

$19.99
Item No. 120229
  • white wine
  • WS92
  • RP90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This full bodied, rich Chardonnay offers a powerful citrus-marmalade and steely backbone. Classic toasty and butterscotch-like characters with mineral undertones. Good balance of oak followed with abundant fruit. Aging potential of 7-10 yrs.

Critical Acclaim

"A ripe, sleek and stylish white, this offers a persimmon and toasted hazelnut frame to its core of creamed Jonagold apple, brioche, verbena and pear flavors. The long and creamy finish has nicely embedded acidity. Distinctive and enticing."
92 Points

"The 2011 Chardonnay is fermented in barrel. It has a vibrant bouquet with distant scents of mussels and orange blossom that is very well defined. The palate is a little oaky on the entry with hints of toffee apple and quince that builds nicely to very attractive walnut tinged finish. This is a very Constantia--like Chardonnay - and there is nothing wrong with that."
90 Points

Learn About Bayten Map ItMap It

Bayten (formerly known as Buitenverwachting) was part of the original Constantia estate founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Dutch Colony at the Cape. One of South Africa"s premier estates, this beautiful farm is situated on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg Mountain, just south of Cape Town and a few miles from False Bay. Today...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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