Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2003

Chardonnay from South Africa

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Item No. 76448
  • ST92
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Gentle handling of the grapes throughout the winemaking process and our stony, clay-rich soil, cool maritime mesoclimate, naturally tiny yields of around 30 hl/ha with the philosophy of letting our terroir express itself in our wines gives rise to a tighter, drier more complex mineral character and length to complement the varietal fruit.

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of the most southerly wine estates in Africa. The estate specializes in producing highly individual, terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare property in 1975. His son, Anthony, purchasing property in 1994, focused their efforts on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay only and registered...

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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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