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Excelsior Chardonnay 2009

Excelsior Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from South Africa

Price: $9.99
Item No. 105991
  • WE89
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This crisp, mouthwatering Chardonnay displays lively flavors of green apple, citrus, and pineapple on a full, creamy palate. Hints of orange blossom and subtle toasty notes round out this versatile and accessible everyday value.

Critical Acclaim

"This lively Chardonnay starts with lemon, lime and pear on the nose, followed by a terrific combination of crisp citrus fruit and oaky, white fruit roundness. Elegant but fun, it's a perfect food wine. Think spicy ethnic cuisine, grilled seafood, salads. "
89 Points

Learn About Excelsior Map ItMap It

The picturesque Robertson Valley is nestled between two rugged mountain ranges near the Breede (Broad) River. It was here that the De Wet family purchased a large tract of land in 1859, subsequently channeling the river and planting the region"s first vineyards. Today the estate is owned by Freddie and Peter De Wet, the fourth and fifth generation of De Wets to farm the...

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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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